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Two cars burnt out in Banbridge arson attack

Scorch damage was also caused to the garage of the property

Rockmore, Banbridge

Police are appealing for witnesses after two cars were burnt out in an arson attack in Banbridge this morning (Tuesday).

Police received a report shortly before 2am that two cars were on fire in the driveway of a property in the Rockmore area of the town.

Officers and personnel from NIFRS attended and extinguished the blaze, which had spread to a tree in the front garden.

The two cars, a silver Toyota Yaris and red Toyota Corolla, were completely burnt out as a result of the fire.

Scorch damage was also caused to the garage of the property. A man and a teenage boy who were inside the house at the time were no injured.

Police Inspector Kerr said: “We are grateful to our colleagues in the Fire Service for tackling this fire which could have had extremely serious consequences for those affected.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation or has CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference 78 12/03/24.

“We are especially keen to hear from anyone who noticed suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary in the Rockmore area between 1:30am and just before 2am, to get in touch.”

You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

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