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Early morning arson attack in Omagh

Detectives investigating a fire in Omagh during the early hours of today (Monday) are treating it as “intent to danger life”.

 Police received a report around 2.20am of a fire at a flat in the Mullaghmore Drive area where a wheelie bin had been placed against a door and set alight. 

Damage was caused to the door while the interior of the property sustained smoke damage.

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Police attended the scene, along with the NIFRS. 

Detective Sergeant Reid said, “No one was in the property at the time and, thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. 

“We are treating this as arson with intent to endanger life at this time and would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to contact detectives in Omagh on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 101 of 13/05/19.”

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

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