Northern Ireland

Boy, 11, recalls petrol bomb attack

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Media caption"I saw a petrol bomb flying down and it hit off the ground and I was on fire."

An 11-year-old boy who was badly burned in a petrol bomb attack in Londonderry has said he remembers seeing the device coming towards him.

Kevin Grint suffered second degree burns after the device was thrown at Iniscarn Crescent, in the Creggan estate, on Thursday.

The police are looking for two boys aged about 12 or 13 over the attack.

Kevin told the BBC: "I saw a petrol bomb flying down and it hit off the ground and I was on fire."

The child was struck on the back by the petrol bomb but has since been discharged from hospital.

His mother has said he feared he would be scarred for life by the attack.

Last week, Donna Grint said she had been sitting out on the street when her injured son ran back to her from the play park.

"He came running down the street squealing 'I'm on fire, I'm on fire, someone threw a petrol bomb and I'm on fire, I'm melting'.

"It was a harrowing scream," she said. "I have never heard him scream like that before."

The police have called the attack horrendous.

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