Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus attack: Woman and boy escape petrol bombing

Repairs at petrol bombed house Image copyright Justin Kernoghan
Image caption A window is repaired at the house after the attack

A woman and a child have escaped injury in a petrol bomb attack at a house in Carrickfergus on Friday night.

It happened at a property in Edenvale Avenue at about 23:30 GMT. The device was thrown at the front door.

The door was set alight and the two people inside, a woman in her 30s and a boy, were helped to safety by neighbours.

Two men were seen escaping towards a nearby primary school from where they are believed to have driven away.

One of the men wore a green Parka style coat with fur trimmed hood and the other, a hooded top.

Both were described as being less than 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build.

There were no reports of any injuries.