One of the damaged vehicles.
One of the damaged vehicles.

An investigation is underway by police in Derry/Londonderry after an arson attack in the city last night, Monday 11 March which damaged a number of vehicles. 

Police received reports from around 11:30pm that two vehicles were on fire in the Grainan Drive area. Police and NIFRS attended the scene.  Both vehicles sustained significant damage. Two other vehicles were also damaged as a result of the fire.

NIFRS believe the cause of the blaze to be deliberate and so the incident is being treated as arson.

Inspector Craig said: "Fortunately, there have been no injuries. However, a number of people are now in a position of having to sort out their transport problems and the disruption associated with that, and any associated costs. Our appeal is to anyone with information, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area last night to get in touch with us. This also extends to anyone with CCTV or doorbell cameras to check their footage."

Call 101 with information, quoting reference number 2091 of 12/03/24 or, make a report online via or Crimestoppers, which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.