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Wheelie bin shoved up against door of flat and set on fire in Omagh arson attack

Mullaghmore Drive. Credit: Google Maps
Mullaghmore Drive. Credit: Google Maps

A wheelie bin has been shoved up against the door of a home in Omagh and set on fire in an arson attack.

Police are treating the incident, which occurred in Mullaghmore Drive area at around 2.20am on Monday, as arson with attempt to endanger life.

Detective Sergeant Reid said: "Damage was caused to the door while the interior of the property sustained smoke damage. No one was in the property at the time and, thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries.

"Police attended the scene, along with the NIFRS.

"We are treating this as arson with intent to endanger life at this time and would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to contact detectives in Omagh on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 101 of 13/05/19."

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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