19-year-old man charged with starting Strabane bookies fire

A 19-year-old man has been charged with arson following an early morning attack on a Strabane bookmakers last week.

A second 20-year-old man arrested in relation to the fire has been released and a file has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service.

Police said wheelie bins were set alight and pushed up outside the front door of the Ladbrokes bookmakers in Butcher Street shortly after 2.30am last Friday morning.

After police viewed CCTV footage from a nearby business the two men were arrested the following day.

The 19-year-old man is due to appear before Strabane Magistrates Court on the 18th August.