Police in Northern Ireland are investigating a link between a petrol bomb attack in west Belfast this morning and the killing of a local man, Gerard Devlin, earlier this month.

The device, which failed to ignite, was thrown at a house in the Ballymurphy area at around 4.30am. A bin was also set on fire.

Yesterday, two windows were broken in the same area.

Mr Devlin, a 39-year-old father of six, was killed as he called to collect his children from Whitecliff Parade in Ballymurphy two weeks ago.

Four people have been charged with his murder.