Police appeal after arson attack in Limavady

Police at the scene in Drumachose Park. INLV4815-054KDR Photo: Ken Reay
Police at the scene in Drumachose Park. INLV4815-054KDR Photo: Ken Reay
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Police in Limavady are appealing for information about an arson attack in Limavady.

The fire was started in an unoccupied flat in the Drumachose Park area of Limavady on Wednesday, 18 November.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Just after 10.35pm, police received a report of the fire. It is believed that the front door was smashed and accelerant was used. The fire caused damage to the front door and smoke damage to the rest of the property. No-one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at Coleraine Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The NI Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident.

A spokesperson said: “Two appliances from Limavady station responded to an incident in Drumachose Park in the town where a fire in the hallway of a fire floor flat was reported. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and deployed a covering jet to deal with the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used to ensure the fire was extinguished and there were no other hot-spots. Smoke alarms had actuated in the property, however neighbours had already called NIFRS.”