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23/09/2021

BREAKING: Man injured after car set on fire in the Waterside area of Derry earlier this morning, petrol bomb also thrown at house

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following an incident at a house in the Sevenoaks area of Derry in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, 24 June. Shortly after 3.30am this morning, police received a report that a vehicle parked at a dwelling had been set on fire. On arrival of police it was established that a small gas cylinder had also been placed in the vehicle. It is believed a petrol bomb was also thrown at the house. A male sustained injuries whilst attempting to extinguish the fire in the car. He attended hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening. Detective Sergeant Brian Reid would appeal to anyone with dashcam footage or anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 367 24/06/18. 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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