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Resident’s lucky escape after petrol bomb attack on Newry flat

The occupant of a flat in Newry had a lucky escape following a petrol bomb attack during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the incident in the St Mary’s Street.

Detective Inspector Johnston said: “Police received a report at approximately 1.30am, that a petrol bomb had been thrown at a first floor flat. Thankfully the occupant of the property was not harmed.

“Our investigation is underway and enquiries are continuing. We are appealing to anyone who was in the area or who may have noticed any suspicious activity or has dashcam footage that can assist us to contact 101 quoting reference number 90 07/06/22.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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