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Elderly woman's home targeted in Co Down arson attack

Published 29/11/2016

Police are investigating.
Police are investigating.

An elderly woman was able to escape and put out a fire following an arson attack on her Co Down home.

Flammable liquid was poured through the woman's Glenard Road home letterbox in Newtownards at around 1.25am on Tuesday.

The elderly woman was able to extinguish the fire. Scorch damage was caused to the door of the property as a result.

Two males, aged 38 and 40, were arrested a short time later on suspicion of arson endangering life. They are currently in custody. 

Police have appealed for information.

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