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Insch hotel targeted in 'petrol bomb attack'

Police officers at hotel
Image caption Police have been investigating the attack

Police have started an investigation into whether an Aberdeenshire hotel was the target of a failed petrol bomb attack.

A window was smashed at the Station Hotel in Insch. A container of petrol and a length of rag were discovered later.

The incident happened overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

No-one was injured, and the petrol did not ignite. The hotel's owners said it was "a sickening criminal act".

On their Facebook page, they said a five-litre container full of fuel with a cloth tied around the handle had been thrown into the building.

They urged anyone with information to contact police, and promised that a "substantial" reward was on offer.

Image copyright Station Hotel
Image copyright Station Hotel
Image caption The container of petrol failed to ignite

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