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Police appeal after house destroyed in Limavady arson attack

Police are investigating after a vacant house in Limavady was destroyed following an arson attack.

It happened shortly after 3am on the Sperrin Road on Tuesday.

A number of nearby residents were evacuated during the blaze.

Detective Sergeant Wallace said: "The house was well ablaze upon the arrival of emergency services a short time later, and a number of nearby residents were evacuated from their homes whilst Fire Service personnel dealt with the fire.

"The house was left completely gutted and an adjoining house suffered smoke damage. 

“We are treating this incident as arson at this stage and an investigation is underway.

"I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact detectives in Coleraine on 101 quoting reference number 70 21/03/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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