Lo condemns petrol bomb attack

South Belfast Alliance MLA Anna Lo has condemned a petrol bomb attack on a house in her constituency.

The device was thrown at the home in Fortuna Street off the Donegall Road around 11.30pm yesterday (Tuesday). A man and his 10-year-old autistic daughter escaped without injury. A motive for the attack has not yet been established and the culprit is believed to have escaped from the scene on a bicycle.

Ms Lo said the incident would have been a “terrifying” one for the victims.

“It appears to be simply luck that this attack did not lead to serious injury or even death, but it still would have been petrifying for this man and his daughter. Attacks like this create fear and hark back to a time people want to leave behind.

“No-one can even attempt to justify an attack like this. The person behind this is clearly a dangerous individual.

“I would urge anyone with information about this incident to contact the police immediately and help ensure those behind it are apprehended by the authorities.”

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