Terror attack on Belfast woman aged 105

A 105-YEAR-OLD woman was recovering in a residential home yesterday after being badly shaken as loyalist thugs went on the rampage in north Belfast.

The elderly woman, who is bedridden, was sleeping in a downstairs room in Cliftondene Gardens in the Oldpark area of the city last night when four bricks smashed through her window.

The pensioner, who had lived in the house for 28 years, had been cared for by her daughters.

Her grandson said she had been seriously shaken by the attack. She was in a downstairs bedroom when the bricks smashed through the window showering her with debris, he said.

The woman was taken away by ambulance to be cared for in a residential home.

Earlier, paint bombs were hurled through windows of two houses in neighbouring Cliftondene Crescent and Cliftondene Gardens.

The area was declared calm two hours after police moved in to stop the trouble.

Sinn Féin accused loyalists of being responsible for what they said was the latest in a series of attacks against the nationalist population in the generally mixed area.

Meanwhile, three petrol bombs were thrown at houses in Clifton Park Avenue in the Cliftonville area of north Belfast late last night.

Slight damage was caused to a window frame of one house while a wheelie bin was damaged at a second house.

The remains of a third petrol bomb were discovered close to a footpath outside another house.

The devices have been taken away for further examination.

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