Friday 15 December 2017

Family lucky to escape with lives after late night bomb attack on home as they slept

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Robin Schiller

A couple and their three children were lucky to escape injury after their family home was targeted in a suspected petrol bomb attack while they were asleep inside.

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shocking incident, which occurred in Dublin shortly before 11pm last night.

A couple and their three children were asleep in the house when their home on Cloonlara Road, Finglas, Co Dublin was targeted.

No damage was done to the property but the family’s vehicle was burnt out during the attack.

Units from the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) were called to deal with the fire, but it is not thought that any family members required medical treatment.

Detectives from Finglas garda station are investigating the incident, and are appealing from anyone with information to contact them.

A source said that a petrol bomb was thought to be the accelerant used in the reckless arson attack, which is being treated as an incident of criminal damage.

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