Belfast Telegraph

Three arrested over petrol bomb bid

Three men have been arrested in connection with an attempted petrol bomb attack.

A 28-year-old man and two others aged 25 were detained after an incident at a house in the Alliance Road area of north Belfast during the early hours of this morning.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Chief Inspector Robert Singleton said: "At around 1.30am police detected two men preparing to throw petrol bombs at a house. The men were pursued on foot before they made off in a car.

"Details of the incident were circulated to other officers, who subsequently stopped a vehicle in the Mervue Street area a short time later.

"The three men in the car were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possessing a petrol bomb in suspicious circumstances, possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place and attempted criminal damage."

The men are in custody helping police with their inquiries.

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