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Elderly man escapes injury in Cookstown arson attack

Firefighters were called to the scene of the arson attack in Cookstown at the weekend. Credit: Presseye

An elderly man has escaped injury after two wheelie bins were placed at the front door of a flat in Cookstown and set alight.

The arson attack happened in the Beechway area, shortly before 3.45am on Sunday, but details have just emerged.

Firefighters attended the scene and dealt with the fire, while detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.