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Last Updated: Monday, 25 October, 2004, 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
One injured in pub 'firebombing'
Lighthouse pub
Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident
A man suffered minor burns after a suspected petrol bomb was thrown through a pub window in Edinburgh.

Witnesses said two men burst into the Lighthouse, on the Shore in Edinburgh's Leith area, at 2350 BST on Sunday.

The pub was still open, with about 20 customers and bar staff present, when the firebomb was hurled.

One customer was treated for a minor burn to his arm. Part of the bar was damaged but the blaze was put out before firefighters arrived.

Dark hooded top

A police spokeswoman said: "This incident could have been far more serious than it was.

"As it turned out, only minor damage was caused and one man suffered a minor burn.

"It was miraculous there weren't more people hurt in the incident."

The two men, who were seen running from the pub along the Shore, were described as aged between 24 and 34 and between 6ft and 6ft 4ins tall.

One wore a dark hooded top and light-coloured trousers and the other a dark top with a light logo on the left-hand breast side and a dark hat or hood.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information on the two men to come forward.


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