Teenager arrested for launching petrol bomb attack on a family with child and baby

A 15-year-old boy is one of two people who were arrested after a petrol bomb was thrown into a house which had a child inside.

The incident happened on Sunday in the Killymaddy Hill area of Dungannon, Tyrone at approximately 9.05pm.

The PSNI said that two males — one may have been wielding a knife — arrived at the house and threw two petrol bombs at the property.

One bomb was launched at the outside of the property, before a garden bench was used to ram the front door of the house, and in the process, a pane of glass was broken.

Petrol bomb attack

It’s understood that the second bomb was thrown inside the property through the broken window into the house, where a man, a woman and their young child were.

Detective Sergeant Robinson said: ‘None of the occupants in the house, which included a man and a woman and young child and a baby, were injured, however this must have been a terrifying ordeal for them.

This was a reckless attack which could have had a devastating impact, resulting in serious injury or worse.

‘Officers subsequently arrested a 15-year-old male on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, while a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences, including possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. Both remain in custody at this time,’ Sergeant Robinson added.