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Woman escapes petrol bomb attack
Petrol bomb damage
The device was thrown at a house in New Barnsley Crescent
A woman has escaped injury in a petrol bomb attack in west Belfast.

The device was thrown at a house in New Barnsley Crescent, in the Ballymurphy area, at about 2100 GMT on Wednesday.

A downstairs window in the house was smashed and the petrol bomb was thrown inside. There was minor scorch damage to the building.

The police said one line of inquiry was that the attack may be linked to trouble in the area since the death of father of six Gerard Devlin last week.

Mr Devlin, 39, was fatally stabbed in Whitecliff Parade, Ballymurphy, on Friday.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the petrol bomb to contact them.

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