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Petrol bomb attack on Cookstown house may have been linked to similar incident last month

Police are appealing for information following a report of a petrol bomb attack on a house in Cookstown early this morning (Wednesday).

Sometime between midnight and 12.50pm, it was reported that two petrol bombs were thrown towards the property in the Gortreagh Road area.

Inspector Stickland said: “One petrol bomb struck the driveway of the property and the second petrol bomb struck a front garden and went out.  No damage was reported to the property and there were no reports of any injuries.

“Enquiries are continuing and we are currently investigating a possible link between this incident and a petrol bomb attack, which left a car badly damaged in the Gortreagh Road area in February.

“We would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area or who has any information, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 773 03/03/21.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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