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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.

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