Arson attack on a flat in Omagh

Mon, 13/05/2019 - 10:48 -- Editor

Detectives investigating a fire in Omagh during the early hours of today (Monday, 13 May) are appealing for witnesses. 

Detective Sergeant Reid said: "We received a report around 2:20am of a fire at a flat in the Mullaghmore Drive area where a wheelie bin had been placed against a door and set alight.  Damage was caused to the door while the interior of the property sustained smoke damage. No one was in the property at the time and, thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. 
"Police attended the scene, along with the NIFRS. 
"We are treating this as arson with intent to endanger life at this time and would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to contact detectives in Omagh on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 101 of 13/05/19."

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

Detectives investigating a fire in Omagh during the early hours of today (Monday, 13 May) are appealing for witnesses. 

Detective Sergeant Reid said: "We received a report around 2:20am of a fire at a flat in the Mullaghmore Drive area where a wheelie bin had been placed against a door and set alight.  Damage was caused to the door while the interior of the property sustained smoke damage. No one was in the property at the time and, thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. 

"Police attended the scene, along with the NIFRS. 

"We are treating this as arson with intent to endanger life at this time and would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to contact detectives in Omagh on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 101 of 13/05/19."

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.