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Newtownhamilton fire: Buildings and 25 vehicles damaged in suspected arson attack

Approximately 25 vehicles and five outbuildings were damaged in a suspected arson attack at a farm in Newtownhamilton during the early hours of this morning (Monday).

Detectives say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the blaze in Newtownhamilton.

Detective Inspector Celeste Simpson said: “Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service reported the blaze at Cullyhanna Road at around 1.45am.

“We attended the scene where fire crews were tackling the blaze which had spread across the property causing damaging five outbuildings and approximately 25 vehicles which were parked in the area.

“We are working to establish if the fire was started deliberately at this time, however, I would like to ask anyone who was in the area last night and who may have noticed any suspicious activity, or anyone who may have captured any suspicious person/persons in the area on their dashcam to call us at Ardmore on 101, and quote reference 109 05/09/22.”

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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