Car damaged in Downpatrick arson attack

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A car has been extensively damaged in an arson attack in Downpatrick.

It was parked in the Mary Street area when it was set alight in the early hours of this morning

Two men made off from the scene in a black Audi.

A PSNI statement said:

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack on a car in the Mary Street area of Downpatrick during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 17 August.

It was reported that at around 1.45am a car parked in the area was set on fire.  Police and NIFRS attended and the fire was extinguished.  Extensive damage was caused to the car as a result. 

Two males, believed to have been involved in the incident were seen making off from the scene in a black coloured Audi car.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist police with their investigation to contact officers in Downpatrick on 101 quoting reference number 136 17/08/19.  Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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