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Police investigate arson attack in Limavady

Fire crews attended the scene at a property in the Coolessan Walk in the town on Thursday 17 January.

Police are investigating an arson attack at a house in Limavady on Thursday 16 January.

Fire crews attended the property in the Coolessan Walk shortly before midnight.

The back door of the property was destroyed while a window and the inside of the house were also damaged. No one was in the property at the time.

Police have described the incident as a "wreckless act."

Detective Inspector Peter McKenna said: "We received a report from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service at approximately 11:55pm of a house fire in Coolessan Walk in the town.

"A door at the back of the property was destroyed, while damage was also caused to a window and to the inside of the property.

"The NIFRS have ruled this fire to be deliberate ignition and so we are treating this as arson.

"This was a reckless act which had the potential to cause considerable damage. Thankfully, no one was in the house at the time and no injuries were reported.

"Our enquiries continue this morning and I want to appeal to anyone who was in the Coolessan Walk area of the town prior to, or around the time the fire was reported to jog their memory and think if they saw any suspicious activity, including anyone acting in a suspicious manner. If you have any information about this please call our detectives in Coleraine on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1924 of 16/01/20"

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”