Teenager hurt in Belfast petrol-bomb attack

A teenage boy suffered minor burn injuries when a house came under petrol bomb attack early this morning.

The device was thrown through the front downstairs window of a house in Elgin Street, east Belfast, at around 3am.

A second teenage boy suffered the effects of breathing-in smoke, while the petrol bomb damaged curtains in the room before it was extinguished.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward and want to hear from the driver of a silver estate car seen in the area at the time.


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