Belfast Telegraph

Police investigate petrol bomb attack on empty Larne property

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a Larne property.

The attack on the empty building happened in the early hours of Monday morning.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “At approximately 1am police received reports a front window of the property had been smashed and a number of petrol bombs were thrown into it causing scorch damage to a front room. Police attended along with NIFRS who extinguished the fire.

Sinn Fein former MLA Oliver McMullan said the property has been targeted in the past.

He said: "Several petrol bombs were thrown into the front window of a property in the Killyglen Road area in Larne causing scorch damage to a front room.

"This is not the first time that this home has been targeted and thankfully no one was injured."

He added: "I am calling on political unionism and civic community leaders in the Larne area to stand shoulder to shoulder with me in condemning this continued criminal activity by loyalist paramilitaries and I am urging the PSNI to do more to bring this crime wave to an end."

Police have appealed for information.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph