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Petrol bomb thrown at Dungannon house - three released

Woman (46) extinguished the fire herself

A petrol bomb has been thrown at a house in Dungannon.

It happened in the Springdale area of the town in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A resident in the house heard a loud bang at around 3.30am and found something had been thrown at the downstairs living room window and was on fire outside the house.

A woman (46) extinguished the fire herself by throwing water over it. There was broken glass on the ground and some scorch damage to the exterior wall beside the window of the property.

Two men, aged 41 and 42 and a 22-year-old woman were arrested a short time later on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. They were released on Friday pending further police enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Fiona Mulholland said: “She and her 24 year old son were asleep in bed at the time of the incident. Neither she nor her son were injured but they were left shocked.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around 3 – 3.30am this morning. Please call police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 109 of 11/1/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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