Northern Ireland

Holywood: PSNI appeal over three vehicles set on fire

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Image caption Police said two of the vehicles were destroyed by the fires

Police are appealing for information after three vehicles were set on fire in Holywood, County Down.

The incidents happened between 03:15 GMT and 04:00 on Sunday morning.

A car parked on the East Link was destroyed after its front windscreen was smashed and interior set alight. A van on Abbey Ring was also destroyed after it was set on fire.

A car parked in Priory End suffered scorch damage after another arson attempt.

Police said they believe the incidents are linked.

DUP MLA Gordon Dunne said he was "alarmed by the attacks".

"This type of activity is totally out of character within the Loughview area of Holywood which enjoys good neighbourly relations.

"There has been considerable investment within this area in recent years through new housing schemes and an attack like this has certainly shocked the local community."