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Police treating flat fire above takeaway as arson

Incident happened around 2am this morning

Police believe a fire in a first floor flat above a fast food takeaway this morning was started deliberately.

Police in Banbridge are investigating the circumstances surrounding the blaze at the property on Church Square.

Officers received a report of the fire at a first floor flat above a fast food takeaway at around 2.20am.

NIFRS personnel attended and extinguished the fire which caused extensive damage to the flat.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Inspector Denise Graham said: “We are treating this incident as arson and are appealing for anyone who was in the Church Square area and who noticed any suspicious activity, or who has any information which could assist our enquiries, to contact police in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 86 05/07/17.

“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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