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Petrol bomb attack on home

By MIG2-Nuneaton News  |  Posted: November 25, 2013

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A PETROL bomb was thrown at a house in North Warwickshire.

The incident occurred at an address in Wood End, Atherstone.

Police are now appealing for help to trace whoever was responsible and bring them to justice.

Thankfully no-one was hurt in the attack which occurred at approximately 8pm on Friday night.

Warwickshire Police is investigating the incident, which it is treating as arson, and officers are asking anyone who was in the area at the time or knows anything about it to get in touch.

“Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Wood End, Atherstone at around 8pm on Friday in which flammable liquid was thrown at a house in Edge Hill,” said a spokesperson for the force.

“A glass jar containing flammable liquid and a rag landed on the porch of the semi detached property. No-one was in the house at the time and the flames were extinguished by a neighbour before the fire service arrived.

“The flames caused a small amount of damage to the paint work and the guttering on the porch of the property.”

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A crew from Atherstone attended a fire outside a house caused by a petrol bomb being thrown.

“The incident occurred Friday evening.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in or around Edge Hill in Wood End on Friday evening around 8pm, or anyone who has any information about the incident.

Details can be passed on to Police Staff Investigator Mitch Thomas at Nuneaton CID on 024 7648 3026, or Crimestoppers, which is free from a landline and confidential, on 0800 555111.

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