- Apr 30, 2010
BBC News - Man injured after being struck by lit petrol bomb
All credit to the neighbours who risked their lives to save the man. No idea of the motive, but an outrageous attack and hopefully the perpetrators will be caught and spend a long time behind bars.Two youths smashed a window of a house at Ben Varden Avenue, in the Waterside, at about 23:10 BST on Friday and threw the bomb inside.
Petrol bombs are indeed lethal weapons - and some of us remember argument as to whether or not people throwing petrol bombs at riots should be shot.SDLP Councillor Gerry Diver went to the scene shortly after the attack.
"Ben Varden Avenue is a row of terrace houses, this incident could have been much more serious as a fire in one property could have easily spread to the adjacent properties on the street," he said.
"Petrol bombs are lethal weapons. If it hadn't been for the swift actions of this gentleman's neighbours, we could have been dealing with a tragedy," Mr Diver added.