Three cars torched in arson attacks

Published Sunday, 03 August 2014
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Two cars have been extensively damaged in separate petrol bomb attacks in Co Antrim, while a vehicle has been set alight in an arson attack in Derry.

Three cars torched in arson attacks
The NIFRS attended both scenes. (© Presseye)

The first attack happened in Carnmoney area of Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.

The vehicle was parked near a house in the Queen's Avenue shortly before 12.35am on Sunday.

A police statement said that no one is believed to have been injured in the attack.

Firefighters attended the scene and extinguished the blaze.

In the Ballycraigy area of Antrim, a car was torched shortly after 1:50am.

It happened close to houses at Craighill.

No-one was injured in the attack, and the blaze was extinguished by firefighters.

Meanwhile, in Derry, police are investigating a report of an arson attack on a vehicle in Galliagh.

A red BMW Coupe car was set alight in the Sandale Park area, off the Lenamore Road.

The incident was reported to the PSNI at 7.30am on Sunday.

Firecrews attended the scene, putting out the blaze.

At this stage, PSNI believe the fire was started deliberately.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the attacks overnight to contact them on the new non-emergency number 101.

© UTV News
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Keith Campbell in Ballycraigy Antrim wrote (175 days ago):
It was about 1.30 - 2am Sunday Morning, My wife and I had just returned from a Family reunion at my brothers house in Randalstown. We were relaxing with a little nightcap before going to bed. Their was the crash of Smashing glass then the sound of running feet, I jumped up and pulled back the curtain and saw the neighbours car engulfed in flames, i called 999 and got the fire and rescue boys out. My camera was sitting on the coffee table as i had it with me at the reunion and took a few photos and some HD video.
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