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Police in appeal as parked car set on fire in Aghalee

By Amanda Ferguson

Detectives have launched an investigation after a car was set on fire in a Co Antrim village.

Police in Lisburn are appealing for information following the incident in the Soldierstown Road area of Aghalee shortly before 10.45pm on Monday.

A black Vauxhall Meriva was damaged outside a residential property.

Inspector Johnston said: "It is believed the passenger side window of the black Vauxhall Meriva was damaged and accelerant was poured into the vehicle.

"Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and the fire was extinguished. No one is believed to have been injured during the incident.

"Considerable damage was caused to the vehicle and at this stage, the fire is believed to have started deliberately. Inquiries are continuing."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Lisburn on the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, people can get in touch anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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