Cars and homes damaged in Banbridge arson attack

A forensic officer examines one of the cars damaged in the arson attack A forensic officer examines one of the cars damaged in the arson attack

Two cars and two homes have been damaged in an arson attack in Banbridge, County Down.

It happened in Edenvale Avenue at 00:30 BST on Saturday. One of the cars was destroyed in the attack.

An elderly couple who were in one of the houses were not injured, but were left badly shaken by the ordeal.

Dave Long from the Northern Ireland Fire Service said the occupants of both houses were lucky not to have been injured.

"There was a car parked outside one of the properties which was well alight, " he said.

"The fire had spread to the property and also to adjoining property.

"There was damage to the windows, the roof and to the facia at the front of the properties. The crews used breathing apparatus and jets to put the fire out."

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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