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Three arrested after attempt to petrol bomb Belfast house

Police have arrested three men following an attempt to throw petrol bombs at a north Belfast house.

The incident happened in Alliance Road in the early hours of Wednesday.

Chief Inspector Robert Singleton said: "At around 1.30am police detected two men preparing to throw petrol bombs at a house.

"The men were pursued on foot before they made off in a car.

"Details of the incident were circulated to other officers, who subsequently stopped a vehicle in the Mervue Street area a short time later."

Three men in the car were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including possessing a petrol bomb in suspicious circumstances, possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place and attempted criminal damage.

Two of the men are aged 25 and one is aged 28.

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