28/10/2021

Police Investigate Fireworks Arson Attack

Police in Newry have issued an appeal for information following a arson attack involving fireworks.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at a house on Clanrye Avenue at around 9.30pm on Tuesday 26 October. It is understood that there was one person in the house at the time of the fire and required hospital treatment.
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Following an investigation, police have said that they believe a window of the property was broken and a lit firework was thrown inside. Significant damage was caused to the house.

Police have said that they see an increase in incidents involving fireworks at this time of year.

Anyone with information about the arson attack, or anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time, is asked to contact police.

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