DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following an incident at a house in Lenadon in west Belfast this morning, Thursday 20 February.

Shortly after 6.30 am it was reported that an object was thrown at the front window of a house in Glenties Drive causing the outer pane of glass to smash.

A vehicle was heard making off from the scene.  

The house belongs to Martin Finucane, the brother of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane.

On further examination of the scene, a suspicious object was discovered in the front garden. 

ATO were tasked and declared the object to be the remnants of a crude explosive device that did not ignite. 

Two adults who were in the house at the time were not injured as a result of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “A motive for this attack has not yet been established. 

“We are extremely fortunate no one was injured in what was a reckless act in a built up area. 

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Glenties Drive around the time of the incident and who witnessed any unusual activity or vehicles to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 212 20/02/20. 

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Sinn Fein West Belfast MP Paul Maskey condemned the attack.

“A crude explosive device has been left outside the home of a brother of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane early this morning.

“This is wrong and I unreservedly condemn it.”

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