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Police hunt for pair in baseball caps over suspected arson attack


Gallows Street in Dromore / Credit: Google Maps

Gallows Street in Dromore / Credit: Google Maps

Gallows Street in Dromore / Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for information about a pair of men spotted near the scene of a suspected arson attack on a car in Dromore, Co Down.

The incident in question happened in the Gallows Area of Dromore on Friday, February 16 at around 11pm.

By the time police attended the scene alongside the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service the blaze had been extinguished, but the rear of the car sustained extensive damage.

Sergeant Downey said: “A rear window of the vehicle was smashed and a bottle containing accelerant (a substance used to aid the spread of fire) thrown in.

“Two males were seen beside the vehicle just before the fire started. They were described as being of medium build and were wearing T-shirt and baseball caps.

“It is believed they may have gotten into a silver Vauxhall Corsa and drove off in the direction of Maypole Hill and the town centre."

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who saw a vehicle matching this description around this time is asked to contact police in Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference 1437 of 16/02/2018.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Belfast Telegraph