24/02/2020

Co Down Fire 'Started Deliberately'

A fire at an outdoor recreation centre in Newcastle, Co Down was started deliberately, police have confirmed.

A log cabin in the Donard Park area was completely destroyed in the blaze on Saturday evening, 22 February.

No injuries have been reported.

PSNI Sergeant McIlveen said: "The fire, reported just before 7pm, was at a log cabin, used as a shelter or relaxation-type area.
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"Officers attended, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service.

"Unfortunately the cabin has been completely destroyed by the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately."

No damage to the nearby main property was caused.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1541 of 22/02/20.

Details can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/MH)

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