Boy injured by brick thrown into bedroom as he slept

Incident in Co Antrim early today left child badly shaken with swelling above eye

The boy was badly shaken by the incident, the PSNI said. Photograph: PA

The boy was badly shaken by the incident, the PSNI said. Photograph: PA

Thu, Jan 9, 2014, 10:53

A 12-year-old boy was injured early today after a brick was thrown through his bedroom window in Co Antrim, police in the North have said.

The boy was hit in the face as he slept in bed during in the Kilmakevit Square area of Cullybackey shortly before 1.30am.

As a result he has swelling above his eye and is “badly shaken by his ordeal”, the PSNI said.

The boy’s mother was in the house at the time but was not injured. However other windows in the house were smashed during the incident.

Police have not established a motive for the attack. They are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Ballymena police station.

News - direct to your inbox

Which Daily Digest would you like?

Irish Times News