Man injured in Banbridge petrol-bomb attack

PRESS EYE LTD''Thursday 10tth December 2015 ''Picture by Stephen Hamilton /  Press Eye''petrol bomb has been thrown at a car in Banbridge, County Down.'The car was parked outside a house at the Mews, on Iveagh Drive, when the attack happened on Wednesday.'A man who was in the house at the time was struck by a brick thrown through a window.'He was treated in hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be serious
PRESS EYE LTD''Thursday 10tth December 2015 ''Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye''petrol bomb has been thrown at a car in Banbridge, County Down.'The car was parked outside a house at the Mews, on Iveagh Drive, when the attack happened on Wednesday.'A man who was in the house at the time was struck by a brick thrown through a window.'He was treated in hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be serious

A man was taken to hospital following a brick and petrol bomb attack on a house and car in Banbridge.

The vehicle was parked outside a house in The Mews on Iveagh Drive when it was struck with the petrol bomb around 8.30pm last night.

The 37-year-old, who said he didn’t know why he had been attacked, was struck with the brick which was thrown through his living room window.

The injured man was taken to hospital but his injuries were not thought to be serious.

DUP councillor Carla Lockhart has described the incident as “shocking”.

“I would utterly condemn the type of behaviour here, in a very quiet residential area,” she said.

“It is worrying that there is an increased spate of attacks and certainly we will be liaising with the police.

“At this stage it’s very important to say anyone that has any information come forward to the PSNI is key in trying to bring these people before the courts.”

The incident has been condemned by Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd who said it happened in “a quiet residential area”, and anyone with information should contact the police.