Detectives are appealing for information following a petrol bomb attack on a van in Newtownards yesterday evening, Monday 25th September.

Detective Sergeant Westbury said: “At approximately 11.30pm we received a report of a van on fire in the Deanswood Crescent area of the town.

“Officers along with colleagues from NIFRS attended and the fire was extinguished.

“This is being treated as arson and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in the area or anyone with CCTV or doorbell footage that could assist with enquiries, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 2270 of 25/09/23.”

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