Petrol bomb ignites in living room of Coleraine house as residents slept

Residents of a home in Coleraine survived after a petrol bomb was detonated in their living room while they slept.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday morning in the Glenvara Drive neighborhood.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Galbraith said: “Just after 3am it was reported that the occupants of the house were asleep in bed when they heard a loud bang from below.

“A flaming petrol bomb was found in the living room and residents were able to put the fire out themselves before colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene.”

He added: “The device was thrown through the window, causing damage to the furniture, floor and roof.

“Fortunately, the fire was contained and did not spread to other parts of the house or neighboring properties, and there was no need to evacuate other nearby residents.

“Colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service also attended the incident but thankfully there were no reports of injuries.

“However, this reckless attack could have had serious consequences.”

Police believe it was an arson attack and are asking any witnesses or anyone with relevant information to call 101 quoting the reference 151 dated August 5. Petrol bomb ignites in living room of Coleraine house as residents slept

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