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“Considerable damage” caused in Omagh arson attack

POLICE have appealed for information about a car that was seen driving away from the scene of an arson attack in Omagh last weekend.
 
Officers said that “considerable damage” was caused to the house at Castleview Park after a fire was started deliberately on the ground floor between 6.40pm and 7.10pm on Saturday ((November 2) evening.
 
No-one was inside the property in the time, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has confirmed.
 
Witnesses said that they saw a black car driving away from the area after the fire broke out.
 
Firefighters from both Omagh and Newtownstewart stations were called out at 7.05pm.
 
They used four breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. 
 
An NIFRS spokesperson said, “The incident was under control by 7.42pm.
 
The cause of the fire has been determined as deliberate.”
 
Police investigating the arson attack have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
 
Constable Gowdy said that the PSNI were keen to speak to the driver of a black Volkswagen Golf that may have been in the area at the time the incident is believed to have occurred.
 
The officer added, “We are appealing for anyone with information which may assist the investigation to contact Omagh PSNI on 101 and quote reference number CC1597 2/11/19.

 

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