Northern Ireland

Man escapes injury in petrol bomb attack in Banbridge, County Down

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Media captionThe male occupant had only recently moved into the house

A man has escaped injury in a petrol bomb attack on a house in Banbridge, County Down.

Minor scorch damage was caused to the rear bathroom window of the property in Golf Terrace at about 19:30 GMT on Saturday.

The male occupant had only recently moved into the house.

The police have said they are still working to establish a motive and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Sinn Féin's John O'Dowd said it was a worrying development following a series of attacks in Banbridge.

"There is growing concern in the community that there is a level of coordination behind these attacks," he said.

"Those behind them don't care that they seriously injure or kill the intended target or someone in the vicinity."