Northern Ireland

Shankill petrol bomb attack investigated by PSNI

Harry Stockman
Image caption Harry Stockman was stabbed multiple times

Police are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house in the Shankill area of west Belfast on Thursday night.

A PSNI spokesperson said it had received reports of two men wearing balaclavas setting fire to the front door. There was only minor damage.

A neighbour said the house's occupants boarded the property up last night and left the area.

The attack is understood to be linked to the stabbing of a senior loyalist on Wednesday.

Harry Stockman was attacked in a supermarket on the Ballygomartin Road.