Seven vehicles damaged in overnight arson attack

A police investigation is underway after seven vehicles were damaged in a suspected arson attack on an auto repair business in Co Down.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 10:16 am

The incident took place at the premises on the Cloonagh Road in Downpatrick in the early hours of Thursday (September 16).

A police spokesperson said: “Police received a report of cars on fire at an auto repair premises at approximately 2.40am this morning.

“Seven vehicles were damaged as a result of the blaze, which is being treated as suspected arson.

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“This is a local business and the total damage is estimated at £14,000.

“Our enquiries are underway, and we are appealing to anyone with information, dashcam footage or CCTV footage to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 116 of 16/09/21.”

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