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Police investigating suspected petrol bomb attack in Ballymena


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Police are appealing for information about two individuals after a car was set alight in a suspected petrol bomb attack in Ballymena.

The incident happened at around 1.40am in Clonavon Terrace, with police confirming a car parked outside a property was targeted.

Police said they are seeking information about two people seen in the area at the time of the incident.

They also said a report of graffiti sprayed on a van in the area at the same time was being investigated as a possible link to the petrol bomb incident.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Lenaghan said: “A report was received at 1.40am that a car parked outside a property at Clonavon Terrace had been set alight.

“Officers attended the scene, and discovered that a window on the vehicle had been smashed, and what appears to have been a petrol bomb was thrown inside, which ignited briefly before extinguishing itself.

“It was reported that two people were seen in the area at the time of the incident. They have been described as being of slim build, and approximately 5 ft in height.

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“One was described as wearing a white hoodie with the hood pulled up, and dark coloured trousers. The other person was said to be wearing a dark coloured tracksuit with the hood pulled up.

“A separate report was also received that graffiti was sprayed on a van parked in Clonavon Terrace. Police believe that this occurred at approximately the same time as the petrol bomb incident.

"Detectives are investigating if there is a potential link between the two reports.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and may have witnessed any suspicious activity, or who has any information which may assist police with their inquiries, to call 101 quoting reference number 109 of 28/07/21.”

“A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.

“Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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