Police appeal for info following Ballycolman Estate arson attack

PSNI hi resPolice in Strabane are appealing for information about an arson incident in the town.

One person has been arrested following the incident.

Outlining the background, Sergeant Glen Warnock said: “At about 12.15am on Wednesday [Aug 27] someone went into the kitchen of a house at Ballycolman Estate and started a fire.

“Four people were in the house at the time, including two teenage children.  Fortunately a smoke alarm was fitted and was working and it woke the householder, who was able to put the fire out. “At about the same time, a wheelie bin was set on fire at a neighbouring house.

We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and can help our enquiries into what was potentially a very serious incident.”

A 19-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the offences and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number 101.  Alternatively, it can be provided to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.