A HOUSE in the Glenhull Walk area of Omagh has been the subject of a suspected arson attack.
The incident happened at around 1.50am this morning, Thursday, May 14 when it is believed a container of flammable liquid was placed inside the back door of the house and set alight.
Personnel from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinquished the fire which caused considerable damage to the door and smoke damage inside.
The male occupant escaped the house unharmed after being alerted to the fire by a niehgbour.
“This was a mindless attack which endangered the lives of the occupant and his neighbours,” said Detective Inspector, Michael Winters.
“We are working to establish a motive for this incident and I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the fire or anyone with any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives in Omagh on 101 quoting reference number 95 14/05/20. 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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