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Two men arrested after petrol bomb incident in Ballymena

Police in Ballymena have arrested two men following an incident in the town during the early hours of today.

Officers were in the Fisherwick Gardens area, shortly before 5am, when they became aware that a petrol bomb had been thrown inside a property. There were three male occupants inside the property at the time.

Fortunately, the occupants of the property managed to extinguish the petrol bomb and no one was injured.

Officers subsequently arrested two men, aged 26 and 28 years old, on suspicion of arson endangering life with intent, throwing petrol bomb, criminal damage and possessing a petrol bomb in suspicious circumstances. They both remain in custody this afternoon.

Detective Inspector McKenna said: "This was a completely reckless attack which could have had serious consequences.

"We are working to establish a motive for this attack and I'm appealing to anyone who may have been in the area and saw any suspicious activity around this time, or knows anything about this, to get in touch with us on 101, quoting reference number277 15/11/20."

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via call Crimestoppers anonymously on0800 555 111or online at

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