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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.

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PSNI: 'The officer was lucky to escape without injury'

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable, George Hamilton has condemned the attack on a patrol car and said they are treating it as attempted murder:

This evening at approximately 7.35 pm whilst on patrol duty a police car was attacked by approximately 15 masked individuals, windows of the vehicle were smashed and a petrol bomb thrown into the car whilst an officer was still in the vehicle.

The officer was lucky to escape without injury.

– PSNI Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton

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