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Man escapes injury after petrol bomb launched through window of home

A man was lucky to have escaped injury after a petrol bomb attack on his home.

The device was launched through a rear bathroom window of a house in Banbridge on Saturday evening.

A police spokesperson said: “It was reported that at around 7.30pm a petrol bomb had been thrown at the rear bathroom window of a house in Golf Terrace.

“Minor scorch damage was caused to the windowsill of the house as a result.

“The male occupant, who had only recently moved into the house, was not injured.”

Police are working to establish a motive for the attack and Detective Constable Colin Robinson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact Detectives in Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This comes just over three weeks after a previous petrol bomb attack on a house in Banbridge. There is no suggestion that these attacks are linked.

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