Appeal for information following arson attack in Derry



Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack on a flat in the Bayview Terrace area of Derry last night.

Shortly after 10.30pm it was reported that a flat in the area was on fire. Police and NIFRS attended and the fire was extinguished.

Extensive damage was caused to the interior of the property as a result.

There was nobody in the flat at the time but a number of residents in neighbouring flats had to be evacuated during the incident.

Detective Inspector Lindsay Kitson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.