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Man, woman and two young children escape injury after arson attack on house

Man (26) helping police with enquiries into Lurgan arson

A man and woman and two young children have escaped injury after an arson attack at a house in County Armagh.

Police received a report of a fire at a property in the Lurgan area at around 11.45pm last night (Friday).

The front door and hallway of the house were damaged as a result of the fire.

A man and woman and two young children who were in the house at the time were not injured but left shaken by their ordeal.

A 26-year-old man has been detained.

Police say he is “currently assisting with police enquiries in regards to an incident of arson”.

Detective Sergeant Patterson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference 1521 09/11/18.

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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