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Quinn Group: Aventas petrol bomb attack cuts phone services

Network cable distribution boxes were destroyed in the petrol bomb attack
Image caption Network cable distribution boxes were destroyed in the petrol bomb attack

A petrol bomb attack close to the headquarters of the former Quinn Group in County Fermanagh has cut off phone and broadband services in the area.

It is understood a car carrying several men stopped at the Ballyconnell Road premises in Derrylin on Monday night.

Two petrol bombs were thrown at about 21:15 GMT, destroying network cable distribution boxes opposite the HQ.

About 200 customers are thought to be affected by the damaged boxes which provide phone and broadband services.

It appears that a vehicle was used to knock over the distribution boxes before they were set on fire.

The firm, which used to belong to Sean Quinn, was recently re-branded the Aventas group.

It is the latest in a series of attacks on properties formerly owned by the Quinn family whose wide range of businesses collapsed in 2011.

Last month, a bus was set on fire at the entrance to three of its businesses in Rakeelan, Ballyconnell, in County Cavan.

In December, a fuel tanker was set on fire after being driven into the former headquarters of the Quinn Group in County Fermanagh.

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