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One car destroyed and second damaged during early morning arson attack in Keady

The mother of the young man whose car was damaged has appealed to anyone with information to come forward as they wait until tomorrow to see how much it will cost to put it right

One car was destroyed and another damaged during an early morning arson attack in Keady today (Sunday).

And police in Armagh are appealing for information.

The car that was damaged belonged to the son of a Keady woman, who was wakened during the night and informed of what had happened.

She said her son had parked his car in the area when the other car was driven up, parked in front of it and then set on fire.

She confirmed to Armagh I that police came to notify them of what had happened at around 4.15am, by which stage the fire had been put out.

Her son’s car sustained damage while that which had been parked in front of him – a black Vauxhall Insignia, registration number PFZ 9118 – was completely gutted in the blaze.

Her son, meanwhile, will have to wait until tomorrow (Monday), when the garage opens, to see how bad the damage is and how much it will cost to repair.

“His side light, grille, bumper and number plate have melted,” added an irate mum.

A PSNI spokesperson said police in Armagh are appealing for witnesses after a car was reported to have been found burnt out and fire damage caused to a second vehicle.

They told Armagh I: “A report was received from colleagues at the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service shortly after 3.30am today, Sunday 15th October, that they were in attendance at a car on fire in the Granemore Park area of Keady.

“Officers attended the scene, where it was discovered that one vehicle was burnt out and fire damage caused to the front of a second vehicle.

“The incident is being treated as arson and an investigation is underway.

“Anyone who may have any information which might assist, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time, is asked to contact police on 101, and quote reference number 320 of 15/10/23.

“You can also make a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or, via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”.

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