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Monday, May 16, 2022

Garvagh: suspicious fire at pensioners house
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An investigation is underway after a fire broke out at an elderly woman’s house in the Brone Park area of Garvagh.

Due to the property being in a remote location, it was only reported to police shortly after 9 am this morning.

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Councillor Helena Dallat O’Driscoll from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said: “I would like to express my concern following a fire in the Brone Park area of rural Garvagh that has destroyed the property of an elderly woman. Of course, I am very relieved that the owner of this property was not present at the time of the fire but my sympathies are with her as the loss of her property will undoubtedly be deeply distressing.

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“The fact that the PSNI has now confirmed they are treating this as suspicious it is very worrying and will come as a shock to those in the local community. I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to come forward and assist the PSNI with their enquiries.

“I have also been in contact with the NI Fire and Rescue Service and would like to thank them for their response in dealing with the incident.”

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A PSNI spokesperson said: “There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the fire which is being treated as suspicious at this time.

“Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call officers in Limavady on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 683 30/01/22, or submit a report online using the non emergency reporting form via
http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online
at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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