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Londonderry family left terrified after car set alight in driveway

A family in Londonderry have been left shaken after a car was set alight in the driveway of their home.

The incident happened in the Temple Park area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It is believed that the car was set alight at approximately 12.30am while it was parked in the drive of a house.

The car was completely burnt out and the fire also caused damage to the drainpipes, guttering and roof tiles of the home.

Four members of a family were in the house at the time of the incident but were not injured.

The PSNI has appealed for information about the attack.

A spokesman said two men were seen acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

One of the men is described as being about 5ft10ins tall, with dark hair and was wearing a two-toned puffa style jacket with a fur hood. The hood and sleeves were dark grey in colour while the body of the coat was light grey.

Detective Sergeant Joan Rawson said: "I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident, or anyone in the area who believes that their car may have been tampered with, to contact detectives at Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101."

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