10/04/2014

Cars Destroyed In Arson Attack

Three cars have been destroyed in an attack in L'derry on Tuesday night.

Police have said they are treating the fire as deliberate.

The incident happened in the Moat Street area of the city.

Residents had to leave their homes as the fire service brought the blaze under control.

It is understood a number of homes were also damaged by the fire.

The area has been cordoned off by police, and officers remain at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

(JP/MH)

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