Police in Derry/Londonderry are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a fire on Buncrana Road in the city during the early hours of today, Thursday 4 January. 

Police received a report just before 2.30am that a house under construction had been set alight causing significant damage. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended the scene and extinguished the blaze. NIFRS believe the fire was deliberate and so the incident is being treated as arson.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw any suspicious activity, or who has information which may assist the investigation. The number to call is 101, quoting 109 of 04/01/24 or report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.