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PSNI find petrol bombs

Police in east Belfast are investigating a report of a number of petrol bombs thrown in the Cluan Place area around 9.25pm on Friday, July 2.

Officers carried out searches of the area and recovered three petrol bombs. No-one was injured during the incident.

The PSNI are now asking residents to watch out for this type of activity. They have also asked parents to take an interest in what their children are doing and who they are hanging out with.

There have also been a number of serious crimes in east Belfast over the past week.

A lorry driver was threatened in an attempted armed robbery in the Beersbridge Road area.

The incident happened at approximately 11.10am on Monday, July 5, when two men smashed the cab window of a white Scania lorry and attempted to cut into the storage area.

When the driver arrived they threatened him with a ratchet |before making off, empty handed, in a red Mazda car. No-one was |injured during the incident.

One of the men was 6ft 1in and thin. He was wearing a grey hoody and blue tracksuit bottoms. The second man is described as 5ft 8in and stocky with black hair. He was wearing a grey t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who has information about any of the above is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave Street on 0845 6008000 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.

Belfast Telegraph