Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following an overnight arson in Coleraine.

Detective Sergeant Marks said: “Police received a report at approximately 8.15pm on Sunday, 26th May of a fire inside a communal area at an apartment building in the Weavers Court area of the town.

“A number of residents were evacuated as a precaution whilst officers and our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and tackled the blaze.

“Thankfully, no injuries were reported and residents have since been allowed to return home.

“We are treating this report as deliberate ignition and extensive damage was caused to the communal area of the property.

“Our investigation is currently underway to determine exactly what happened, who was involved and a motive.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened or who has CCTV, doorbell or dash-cam footage that could assist our investigation, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1573 26/05/24.”

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