Van destroyed during spate of Derry arson attacks

A work van was destroyed at the weekend after a spate of arson attacks in the Fountain and Bogside areas of Derry over the weekend.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 10:52 am
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 10:56 am

Police are appealing for information after a van and a number of bins were set on fire in the early hours of yesterday morning, Sunday, April 25.

Shortly after 2.30am, a report was received of two bins on fire in the Hawkin Street area of the City. Further reports were also made of bins on fire on nearby Grove Street, Wapping Lane and Rossville Street between 2.35am and 2.50am.

Sergeant Joe McCollam said: "A further report was received shortly after 3am of a van on fire in the Kennedy Street area.

Police appeal.

"The Nissan Primastar van and a quantity of tools inside have been extensively damaged in the incident, which police are treating as arson.

"If you were in the area at the time and have any information, please contact police on 101 quoting reference 274 of 25/04/21."

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