Masked gang of up to ten torch car and smash windows

Two occupants of a house escaped injury when up to ten masked men armed with baseball bats set fire to a car and smashed windows at a property in Derry last night.

By Kevin Mullan
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 2:54 pm

Detectives from Strand Road in Derry are investigating the incident in Moss Park.

The incident was reported to police shortly after 11pm. It was reported a number of masked men, possibly around 10 males and some of whom are believed to have had baseball bats, started a fire on the bonnet of a car parked at an address and smashed a number of windows at the property before running away.

Two occupants who were in the house were uninjured. The incident is being investigated as arson with intent to endanger life.

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"We’re continuing with enquiries today to establish who was involved and a motive, and I'm appealing to anyone who was in Moss Park last night, just prior to 11pm, and who saw any suspicious activity to get in touch with us. Your information could help our investigation."

The number to call is 101, quoting reference number 1875 of 03/04/22. Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at