‘We are living in fear following petrol bomb’

Tammy Deehan kneels beside where a petrol bomb ignited only feet from her home at Foxhill.  (DER3613JB026)
Tammy Deehan kneels beside where a petrol bomb ignited only feet from her home at Foxhill. (DER3613JB026)
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A Waterside mother says she feared for her life when a petrol bomb was thrown at her home earlier this week.

Tammy Deehan from Foxhill said the device was thrown at her house in the early hours of Monday morning. She added that the petrol was in a bottle which bounced off her car before igniting on a green area in front of her home.

“It was about 3.35 on Monday morning when my husband saw a flash outside and looked out and saw flames beside the car and I got up and saw a black car driving away,” she said.

Ms Deehan continued; “I rang the police and when they came they told me that there was no glass outside and that the petrol bomb must have been in a plastic bottle and bounced off the car before lighting on the green area.

“We are living in fear since it happened. It could have burned the car and the house with the children in it.”

Ms Deehan said she believes the attack my be linked to a dispute involving one of her daughters. “My daughter is being bullied and the only thing that I can think of is that this had something to do with that,” she said.