Northern Ireland

Family escapes injury in Ballymena petrol bomb attack

Petrol bomb attack
Image caption The attack happened at a house in Alfred Street Place in the town

Four people, including an 11-year-old boy, have escaped injury after a petrol bomb attack in Ballymena.

The petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Alfred Street Place at about 03:45 BST on Friday.

A window in the house was smashed and scorch damage caused to an exterior wall.

Image caption A window was smashed at the house

"This attack has caused a great deal of shock to the family involved and the wider community of Ballymena," DUP MLA Paul Frew said.

"Thankfully nobody was injured in this attack, but we could have a very different story emerging from this area today."

Police have appealed for anyone with any information about the attack to contact them.

Image caption The house was attacked in the early hours of Friday