Police car petrol-bombed outside Alliance office

UTV's Jane Loughrey says a patrol car was attacked with iron bars and then a petrol bomb was thrown inside.
UTV's Jane Loughrey says a patrol car was attacked with iron bars and then a petrol bomb was thrown inside. Credit: UTV/Jane Loughrey

A police car has been petrol-bombed outside the east Belfast office of Alliance MP Naomi Long, during protests over the restriction of the flying of the Union flag at the City's Hall.

The police has told UTV that no officers were hurt in the attack but said that the incident is being treated as attempted murder.

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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.