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Witness appeal after early morning arson attacks on cars in Banbridge

Police say it is fortunate nobody was injured in either incident which happened two days apart

Police are appealing for help in catching those responsible for two arson attacks on cars in Banbridge this week.

The most recent was reported to police at around 1.40am on Friday morning.

A car was discovered on fire at a property in the Burn Brae area.

Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries, however, along with damage caused to the car, there was some scorch damage caused to the front door of the house.

As Inspector Adam Ruston explained it was not the first such incident.

He explained: “Earlier this week, at around 1.15am on Wednesday (2nd June) police received a report of a similar incident where a car was on fire in the same area, but at a different address.

“Again, while damage was caused to the vehicle, it is fortunate no one was injured.

“Both of these incidents are being treated as arson and, we believe, at this time, they may be linked.

“Enquiries are ongoing, and I am appealing to anyone who has information about what happened, or who is responsible, or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around these times, to call us on 101 and quote reference number 104 of 04/06/21.”

A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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