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Lurgan house fire: Police probe suspected arson in Trasna Way

Published 29/10/2016

Detectives in Lurgan are investigating
Detectives in Lurgan are investigating

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has described the suspected arson attack on a Lurgan home as "a very worrying turn of events".

The DUP politician for the area spok out after the attack on a house in Trasna Way, Lurgan in the early hours of Saturday.

A man and woman who were in the house at the time were able to escape from the rear of the property.

Substantial damage was caused to the front door and hallway of the house and smoke damage caused throughout.

Police received a report at around 1am that the front door of a house in the area had been set alight.

The MLA condemned the attack and added "This is a very worrying turn of events in a quiet residential area. We could have been dealing with the loss of life and a family bereaved because of this house fire. I have spoken with the PSNI and the scene is being held for further forensic investigations.

"I am so thankful that no one was hurt or injured.  I would encourage anyone with any information please contact the PSNI ON 101."

Detective Constable Stewart said: “The fire is being treated as arson at this time and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and who noticed any suspicious activity to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 77 29/10/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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