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Serious damage: A garda at the scene of an arson attack on the home of an innocent family in Laurence’s Park, Drogheda. PHOTO: COLIN KEEGAN/COLLINS

Serious damage: A garda at the scene of an arson attack on the home of an innocent family in Laurence’s Park, Drogheda. PHOTO: COLIN KEEGAN/COLLINS

Colin Keegan

Serious damage: A garda at the scene of an arson attack on the home of an innocent family in Laurence’s Park, Drogheda. PHOTO: COLIN KEEGAN/COLLINS

A teenage associate of gang leader Owen Maguire is the chief suspect in a terrifying petrol-bomb attack on a family home.

A woman and her three young children were lucky to escape from their Drogheda home alive.

The attack happened on Monday night while the 30-year-old mother and her children, all under the age of 10, were inside. The completely innocent family were forced to escape out of a first-floor window with the help of neighbours after a petrol bomb was thrown at the house.