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Elderly man escapes unharmed after wheelie bin arson in Cookstown

The Beechway area of Cookstown / Credit: Google Maps
The Beechway area of Cookstown / Credit: Google Maps

An elderly man has escaped injury after an arson attack involving two wheelie bins in Co Tyrone.

The incident happened at a residential premises in the Beechway area of Cookstown, with the police receiving a report shortly before 3.45am on Sunday.

Two wheelie bins were placed at the front door off the flat and set on fire.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 321 9/12/18."

Information can also be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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