Four being held over Derry petrol bomb attack

Monday 06 May 2013 22.48
Police said they are treating the attack as attempted murder
Police said they are treating the attack as attempted murder

A fifth person has been arrested by police investigating a petrol bomb attack in Derry city that left a man critically ill in hospital.

Thomas Curry, 46, is being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after he was set on fire at his home.

Two men smashed a window of his house and then fired the petrol bomb inside where he was sitting on a settee.

Police said they are treating the attack as attempted murder.

Mr Curry, who lived alone was dragged from the flames by neighbours at Ben Varden Avenue.

The 20-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident earlier today.

Two other men - aged 24 and 25 - and a 45-year-old woman are already in custody.