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Petrol bomb thrown at house in Ballymena

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A man and woman have escaped injury after a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Ballymena. It happened in the early hours of Friday morning.

Two bricks were thrown at the property in the Railway Street area , smashing a front room window, followed by two petrol bombs, one of which hit the house.

There was scorch damage around the window frame and the front door of the property.

Detective Sergeant Peter Crothers said: “I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity at all in the area to contact Detectives in Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 9 of 23/02/18. Alternatively, information can also be reported to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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Charges after 'masked men' enter pub

Three men, two aged 25, and one aged 47, have been charged with affray and unlawful assembly and are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The charges relate to an incident in which 30 masked men reportedly entered licensed premises in the North Queen Street area, near Belfast city centre. It happened on Wednesday evening shortly before eight o'clock.

In a statement Detective Sergeant Adam Ruston said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed any cars driving away from this location at speed or anyone who noticed any car with males onboard who were wearing masks, to contact Detectives on the non-emergency number 101.”

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