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Two cars set alight in arson incident in Forkhill

Detectives in Newry have appealed for witnesses following an arson attack on two cars in Forkhill.

Shortly before 4am on Friday it was reported that flammable liquid had been poured over a Vauxhall Corsa parked in Park Urney and set on fire.

A second car that was parked close also caught fire after the first car rolled into it. Both cars sustained extensive damage as a result.

A transit van that was parked in the area was also broken into a a number of tools stolen.

Detective Sergeant Peter Stewart said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has information which may assist police enquiries, to contact Detectives at Ardmore on 101, quoting reference 127 of 11/08/17."

Alternatively the public can contact independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This has been the second arson incident in 24 hours, with an earlier fire at a house in Banbridge.

A house on Golf Terrace was found to have been set on fire a short time after 10pm Thursday evening.

Two men aged 23 and 26 have been arrested in connection with the fire.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service were able to extinguish the fire which had been started deliberately in an upstairs bedroom.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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