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Officers seize Belfast petrol bombs

Published 07/07/2015

Petrol bombs that have been seized in west Belfast (PSNI/PA)
Petrol bombs that have been seized in west Belfast (PSNI/PA)
PSNI officers were tipped off about youths with petrol bombs

Eleven petrol bombs have been seized in west Belfast.

The PSNI said officers were tipped off about a gang of up to 30 youths with petrol bombs in an alleyway close to Bog Meadow.

Inspector Alan Swann said: "Police received reports of a group of 20/30 youths in dark clothing with hoods up carrying a crate of petrol bombs and were heading towards the St James Park area.

"I would like to thank the local community for the information which led to the seizure."

When police swooped, the youths fled and no arrests were made.

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