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Tierney hits out at ‘arsonists’

Colr. Brian Tierney. (DER0314PG016)

Colr. Brian Tierney. (DER0314PG016)

 

SDLP Shantallow Councillor Brian Tierney has condemned those behind an arson attack on a family car in the Sandale Park area of the city over the weekend.

Speaking after a red BMW car was set alight by arsonists in the early hours of Sunday morning Colr Tierney said:

“This is an awful attack in a quiet area of Ballyarnett. Those behind this attack had no thought or consideration for the owner of this vehicle or the wider sandbank community. To go out in the middle of the night and deliberately cause destruction to a family’s car is totally reckless.

“Imagine the fear and stress that the family must have felt when they woke to see their car in a ball of flames.

“Thankfully no one was hurt in this attack but that is just down to luck this time and if these attacks continue we could be dealing with a tragedy.

“I and others have said it before, but to be clear, this type of activity is not welcome in this area.

“People go out and work to pay for their car and to come along and burn it in a matter of seconds is not on. I totally condemn those behind this attack and appeal to anyone with any information to contact the PSNI so that the culprits of this crime can be brought to justice.”

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and the fire was extinguished. Police are investigating the cause of the fire, but at this stage believe it was started deliberately. Enquiries are continuing.

Police investigating the incident, which happened at around 7.30am on Sunday morning, have asked anyone with information to come forward.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and the fire was extinguished. Police are investigating the cause of the fire, but at this stage believe it was started deliberately. Enquiries are continuing.

Police would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them on the new 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.

 

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