NI police car petrol-bombed

A police car with an officer inside was petrol-bombed outside the Belfast office of an Alliance MP in an attack by around 15 masked people. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers will make an urgent statement to the Commons this afternoon.

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Alliance councillors' home attacked

Two Alliance councillors in Bangor, Northern Ireland have spoken of their shock after their front window was smashed following a controversial vote on future of the Union flag at Belfast City Council.

Michael and Christine Bower say they are worried for the safety of the 17-month-old daughter after vandals smashed their front window with a paint bomb.

Alliance councillor Christine Bower's, with her 17 month old daughter Grace, at their home in Bangor, Co Down, Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Alliance councillors, Michael and Christine Bower's, with their 17 month old daughter Grace, Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

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