Petrol bomb thrown through window

Police are appealing for witnesses after would-be arsonists threw a petrol bomb through the window of a house in Bolton.

Offenders threw a brick through the window of the property on Halliwell Road, Bolton, between 12.30am and 1.25am on Monday December 31.

They then threw a lit petrol bomb through the broken window but it failed to ignite.

A second petrol bomb was recovered from the scene.

Detective Inspector Chris Walker, said: “The occupants are obviously deeply concerned by what has happened and are working with us as we try and establish who is behind this attack.

“I want to reassure the public that we do not believe this was a random incident or that there is a threat to the wider public.

“Clearly, the use of petrol bombs is a grave offence and had it ignited the consequences could have been catastrophic.

“If anyone knows anything about the people responsible or saw a black car driving around the area in the early hours of this morning, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5740, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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5:31pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Citizen Cane says...

so the cops believe that this attack was either drugs or crime related or both?
so the cops believe that this attack was either drugs or crime related or both? Citizen Cane
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5:35pm Mon 31 Dec 12

I Burrow says...

Assume it should read "police believe this was a random incident"
Assume it should read "police believe this was a random incident" I Burrow
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4:18am Tue 1 Jan 13

wild one says...

halliwell.....fek me
halliwell.....fek me wild one
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11:10am Tue 1 Jan 13

Hough64 says...

Am sat here wondering where McAuley is and his thoughts on this story?? Though he probably doesnt have any because its not in Farnworth!!
Am sat here wondering where McAuley is and his thoughts on this story?? Though he probably doesnt have any because its not in Farnworth!! Hough64
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11:59am Tue 1 Jan 13

Bwfcpastie says...

Hardly surprising usual Halliwell scum activity . .
Hardly surprising usual Halliwell scum activity . . Bwfcpastie
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10:38am Wed 2 Jan 13

Zain Khan says...

Senior council staff don't give a monkeys about the ghettos in Bolton, they sleep safe and sound in detached houses in Heaton and Lostock. I'm quite certain this is drug related, has to be as our Town is in Danger of becoming like the cesspit that is Burnley, where there are next to no job opportunities, and the ques you see for heroin substitute medicine at Pharmacy's is quite sad. More needs to be done to tackle the Drugs problem that is plaguing our town.
Senior council staff don't give a monkeys about the ghettos in Bolton, they sleep safe and sound in detached houses in Heaton and Lostock. I'm quite certain this is drug related, has to be as our Town is in Danger of becoming like the cesspit that is Burnley, where there are next to no job opportunities, and the ques you see for heroin substitute medicine at Pharmacy's is quite sad. More needs to be done to tackle the Drugs problem that is plaguing our town. Zain Khan
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9:15am Thu 3 Jan 13

Zain Khan says...

mustafa-moan wrote:
Zain Khan wrote:
Senior council staff don't give a monkeys about the ghettos in Bolton, they sleep safe and sound in detached houses in Heaton and Lostock. I'm quite certain this is drug related, has to be as our Town is in Danger of becoming like the cesspit that is Burnley, where there are next to no job opportunities, and the ques you see for heroin substitute medicine at Pharmacy's is quite sad. More needs to be done to tackle the Drugs problem that is plaguing our town.
And who in the majority of cases are the ones importing & peddling the heroin in Bolton, will they be the same ones who drive around in their beemers picking up white underage tilth?
Moan are you talking about your father by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]mustafa-moan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zain Khan[/bold] wrote: Senior council staff don't give a monkeys about the ghettos in Bolton, they sleep safe and sound in detached houses in Heaton and Lostock. I'm quite certain this is drug related, has to be as our Town is in Danger of becoming like the cesspit that is Burnley, where there are next to no job opportunities, and the ques you see for heroin substitute medicine at Pharmacy's is quite sad. More needs to be done to tackle the Drugs problem that is plaguing our town.[/p][/quote]And who in the majority of cases are the ones importing & peddling the heroin in Bolton, will they be the same ones who drive around in their beemers picking up white underage tilth?[/p][/quote]Moan are you talking about your father by any chance? Zain Khan
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