Belfast Telegraph

Petrol bombs thrown over peace line

Petrol bombs have been thrown across a peace line in east Belfast.

It is believed that four devices were hurled in the Bryson Street area at about 10.25pm on Monday night.

No-one was injured and no damage was caused.

It comes after almost a week of sectarian tension in the area.

On Sunday night, five petrol bombs were thrown at a house in the nationalist Strand Walk and a four-year-old girl suffered minor burns when a petrol bomb landed close to where she was playing in the street last week.

Earlier, a teenager was arrested after a petrol bomb was thrown into the loyalist Cluan Place.

The PSNI have appealed for parents to ensure their children do not become embroiled in disorder. Anyone who witnessed the latest attack has been asked to come forward.

Sinn Fein councillor Niall O Donnghaile, who lives in the Short Strand, has called for the attacks to stop and has said the police must do more.

"This is the third petrol bomb attack into the Short Strand in the space of a week, one of which almost resulted in a four-year-old being horrifically injured, and not a single arrest has been made.

"After three months of failing this community during the flag protests, the PSNI must be seen to act to deal with those hellbent on attacking family homes. All residents living across both sides of the interface have to be able to live in peace in their own homes."


From Belfast Telegraph