30/11/2017

Car Destroyed In Arson Attack Could Have Been Fatal - PSNI

An arson attack on a car in the Craigavon area could have potentially spread to nearby houses and buildings which could have lead to fatalities, the PSNI have warned.

A car was destroyed after being deliberately set on fire in the Ardboe Drive area just after midnight on Wednesday, 29 November.
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A police spokesperson said: "Often when these things happen we have people speculating as to why it has happened, or telling us about some motive. On this occasion, no one who has spoken to us has any idea. Could it be mistaken identity? Could it be simply mindless arsonists? If you can shed any light on this, get in touch with us via 101, or even private message.

"If this had set fire to the houses, make no mistake, we could be talking about fatalities this morning. Thanks again to the swift work of our NIFRS colleagues, this blaze was contained."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

(CD)

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