Detectives are appealing for information following arson at a property in Lurgan in the early hours of today, Friday 16th June.

Officers attended the Ulster Street scene around 2.45am where NI Fire and Rescue Service crews were tackling a fire at the property. A man and a woman were rescued from an upstairs bedroom along with two dogs.

The fire, which caused significant damage to the house, was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

It is being treated as arson endangering life as signs of accelerant were found at the front door. Two people were seen running from the scene, possibly in the direction of the Antrim Road.  

Detective Sergeant Stewart said: “Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries, although this was a reckless attack which could have resulted in serious consequences.

“Our investigation into this morning’s arson is at an early stage and we will be pursuing a number of lines of enquiry. If you have any information that you think could help us in our investigation, please contact 101 quoting reference 182 16/06/23.”

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