Youths ‘bought car at weekend’ before burning it

The shell of the burnt out car at the City Cemetery.
The shell of the burnt out car at the City Cemetery.

Police have said the car torched in Derry’s city cemetry was bought by youths at the weekend and spotted in the city.

Police have now launched an appeal for anyone who ssaw the silver Vauxhall Corsa with the registration number S 828 KBD to contact them.

The PSNI have confirmed that they received a report that the car had been left in the City Cemetery at 5pm on Tuesday.

At 5.20pm, the Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene after the car was set on fire.

PSNI Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said: “The car is believed to have been purchased and used by youths in the city over the weekend, and may also have been in the City Cemetery at other times.

“Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw it on the roads or being abandoned in the cemetery or can assist in identifying those who were in the car.”