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Police in Armagh are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house at Alexander Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 10 September 2017

Police in Armagh are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house at Alexander Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 10 September 2017

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Police in Armagh are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house at Alexander Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 10 September 2017

Three people have escaped injury after a petrol bomb attack in Armagh during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two men and a woman were in the house at Alexander Avenue when the incident took place shortly before 1am.

A brick was used to smash the front window of the house before the petrol bomb was thrown in, starting a fire which caused scorch damage to the room.

One of the men, who was in the house at the time, managed to put the fire out.

Police say a number of men dressed in dark clothing were seen leaving the scene of the attack.

Sergeant Buchanan said: "Police received a report at around 00.45am on Sunday morning, that a brick had been thrown through the front window of the house followed by a petrol bomb, which ignited in the living room.

"A male occupant of the house was able to quickly extinguish the resulting fire which left scorch damage inside the room. There were no reports of any injuries.

"A number of men, dressed in dark clothing, were seen leaving the area on foot following the incident."

"Our enquiries are currently ongoing and I would ask anyone with any information which could assist with our investigation to contact police in Armagh on 101 quoting reference number 79 10/09/17."

Belfast Telegraph