Petrol bomb attack a ‘hate crime’ - PSNI

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Police are treating a petrol bomb attack at a house in Derry as a hate crime.

A PSNI spokeswoman says the petrol bomb was thrown at the back of a house in the Currynierin estate around 2am today (8 Aug).

“No damage was caused to the house,” she said.

The spokeswoman said three people were seen running away from the scene.

“Police are treating the incident as a suspected hate crime and would like anyone with information about it to contact them on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively information may be given anonymously via the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111,” she said.

Sinn Féin’s Maeve McLaughlin condemned the attack.

The Foyle MLA said: “We are dealing with an attack with a lethal weapon here. The PSNI are treating this as a suspected hate crime. It does not bear thinking about what could have happened in this case if the house had gone on fire.

“This had to be condemned by everyone in the city and anyone with information on this attack should get in touch with the PSNI.”