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PSNI warn if arson attack on car had spread to houses it 'could have been fatal'

The PSNI has warned if an arson attack on a car in Lurgan had spread to a house they could have been dealing with fatalities.

The attack happened in the Ardboe Drive area at around half past midnight on Wednesday morning.

Officers said "thankfully it didn't spread to buildings or it would have potentially been fatal".

In a statement the PSNI said: "If you live in Ardboe and saw or heard anything, or have heard anyone talking about this today, please contact us on 101, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Maybe you saw people hanging around in the area immediately before or after, or saw someone running away from the scene?

"The incident number is 36 of 29/11/17. If you know anything, get in touch.

"Often when these things happen we have people speculating as to why it has happened, or telling us about some motive. On this occasion, no one who has spoken to us has any idea. Could it be mistaken identity? Could it be simply mindless arsonists?

"If this had set fire to the houses, make no mistake, we could be talking about fatalities this morning. Thanks again to the swift work of our NIFRS colleagues, this blaze was contained."

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