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Police probe petrol bomb attack on flat in north Belfast

Published 05/08/2015

Police are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a flat in north Belfast.

It happened just after 11.35pm on Tuesday August 4 in the Skegoneil Avenue area.

Detectives are appealing for information after reports the petrol bombs were thrown at the ground floor flat causing it to go on fire.

No-one was in the flat at the time.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: "I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 11.34pm to the report of the fire.

Three fire appliances were sent to the scene.

A NIFRS spokesman said: "The incident finished at 00:34am and is being treated as a deliberate fire.

"The incident has now been passed through to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

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