Detectives are appealing for information following a petrol bomb attack on a house in east Belfast yesterday evening.

The PSNI received reports at around 10.30pm that two petrol bombs were thrown at a house in the Parkgate Gardens area of the city.

Detective Sergeant Dougherty said: "Approximately five masked men had been seen coming from nearby playing fields ... they threw the devices at the property before making off.

"Colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and extinguished the fire. Luckily no one was home at the time.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have any footage that could assist with enquiries, is asked to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 1970 of 13/09/22."

People can submit a report online using a non-emergency reporting form or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.