Northern Ireland

Petrol bomb thrown at house in Rasharkin

Scorch damage
Image caption The petrol bomb caused scorch damage to a front window

A petrol bomb has been thrown at a house belonging to a Catholic family in Rasharkin, County Antrim.

It was thrown at the front window of the house in Wallace Park at 0345 BST on Sunday. The flames were extinguished by a passer-by.

The outer pane of a double glazed window was broken. A number of people inside at the time escaped injury.

Police said a sectarian motive was one line of enquiry and have appealed for information.