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The incident happened in the Gortview Close area in Omagh at around 12.30am on Tuesday morning

The incident happened in the Gortview Close area in Omagh at around 12.30am on Tuesday morning

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The incident happened in the Gortview Close area in Omagh at around 12.30am on Tuesday morning

Two cars have been damaged in an arson attack in the Lisanelly area of the Co Tyrone town.

The incident happened in the Gortview Close area in Omagh at around 12.30am on Tuesday morning.

The blaze resulted in damage to a black Renault Clio and a silver Volkswagen Polo. A fence and the front windows of a property on the street were also damaged.

Sergeant Kilkey said: “At around 12:30am this morning, we received a report that a black Renault Clio car parked in the driveway of a house in the area was on fire.

“A silver Volkswagen Polo which had been parked beside the vehicle was also damaged during the incident as well as a fence and the front windows of the property.

"Our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service were already in attendance and extinguished the fire.

“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 39 13/04/21.

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“Alternatively, a report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .”


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