Man arrested following suspected arson attack in Magherafelt

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A man's been arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life with intent following a car fire in Magherafelt.

It happened outside a property in the Toberhead Road area of Curran early this morning.

The grey ford-focus was left with scorch damage and a smashed window.

The 22 year old suspect remains in custody.


A PSNI statment said:

"Police received a report shortly before 12:15am of a car on fire outside an address in the Toberhead Road area of Curran. "

"Officers attended the scene where a grey-coloured Ford Focus C-Max had sustained scorch damage to its interior. A window of the vehicle had also been smashed. "

"A 22-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life with intent and he remains in custody assisting us with our enquiries this afternoon. "

"Enquiries are at an early stage and Inspector Lucas would appeal to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw any suspicious persons or activity to call us on 101, quoting reference number 32 of 21/09/19."

"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."

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