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Man pours petrol over front door of pensioner’s home before setting it alight

Police have launched an investigation after a man poured petrol over the front door of a house before setting it alight

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the arson attack on the house in Waringstown last night (Thursday).

It was reported that at around 11.40pm a male poured flammable liquid over the front door of the property in Windsor Close and set it alight.

Police and NIFRS attended and the fire was extinguished.

Damage was caused to the front door of the property as a result.

The female occupant, aged in her 70s, was rescued from the property by NIFRS and treated in hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation.

The male, described as wearing a tracksuit top and dark bottoms, made off on foot.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Lurgan Police Station on 101 quoting reference 1754 28/06/18.

Or, 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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