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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Dungiven house fire investigation
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Detectives investigating a house fire in Dungiven last night (Friday, 3rd January) are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “The blaze at a house in Ard na Smoll was reported to us at approximately 11:40pm. Officers attended the scene, along with the NIFRS who brought the blaze under control and extinguished it. 

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“Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries, however, significant damage has been caused to the property by what was a reckless and sinister act. 

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“The NIFRS has ruled this to be deliberate ignition, and so we are treating this as arson. 

“We are working to establish the exact circumstances of what occurred and I want to appeal to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Ard na Smoll last night, around 11:30pm, including persons or vehicles, to get in touch with us. 

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“I would also urge anyone who has information which may help us identify who is responsible to call our detectives in Coleraine on 101, and quote reference number 2190 of 03/01/20.” 

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.

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