26/11/2018

Woman And Child Escape Injury After L'Derry Arson Attack

A young mother and child have escaped injury after an arson attack on their home in L'Derry.

Shortly before 10pm on Sunday 26 November at a house in the Galliagh Park area of the city, a sofa was shoved against the front door of a house and two wheelie bins were shoved against the back door.

The sofa and bins were then set alight.

A 23-year-old woman and her child were inside the house at the time of the incident.
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Detective Sergeant Jack said: "Both were badly shaken, as Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

"This was a reckless act that could have resulted in fatalities. Whoever was involved wanted to cause death and destruction and their actions should be condemned by the local community.

"Thankfully no one lost their lives but we need anyone with information to contact police to bring those responsible to justice."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSNI using the non-emergency line 101.



(JG)

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