THE Alliance Party has come under attack again.
Police are investigating an arson bid on its constituency Party office in Lisburn in the early hours of this morning.
According to the PSNI, a member of the public reported hearing a bang in the area at around 6 am.
It is believed petrol was poured through the shutters at Graham Gardens, but failed to ignite properly.
Detectives have launched an investigation and crime scene investigators are at the scene looking for forensic clues.
Alliance Party Lagan Valley MLA Trevor Lunn condemned those behind the attack.
“This is an attack on democracy. There is no place in our society for this violence that should be condemned by all,” said Mr Lunn.
“This attack will not deter us from continuing to work on behalf of the people of Lagan Valley.
“This is the latest in a number of attacks on Alliance Party offices, but we will not give in to violence and intimidation. Alliance will continue to work to achieve a shared future for everyone.”
Party leader and Justice Minister David Ford said: “It is extremely worrying.
“It’s not going to affect the work we do, but it’s a disappointing example of what some people are still up to and has to be condemned by everyone.”
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact detectives on Lisburn CID on 0845 600 8000.