Second house petrol bombed in Longford estate as RTÉ Crimecall appeal went to air

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


Petrol bomb

Gardaí are probing a suspected second petrol bomb attack at a house in Annaly Gardens last night

A second house in a Longford town estate has been damaged as a result of a suspected petrol bomb attack, just as a nationwide appeal was being launched into an almost identical incident last week.

Gardaí are hunting for two males who were seen at the doorway of a house at Annaly Gardens at around 10:30pm last night shortly before an attempt was made to set fire to it.

It comes after a two storey house located a short distance away was gutted by fire during the early hours of last Monday morning (February 17) in a case of suspected mistaken identity.

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The incident also occurred just as Superintendent Jim Delaney appeared on RTÉ's Crimecall programme where an appeal over that episode, together with a shooting at a second location also at Annaly Gardens five days previously was made.

For more, see tomorrow's Longford Leader.