Man and woman escape burning house in Cookstown

Damaged house
Image caption The house was badly damaged in the fire

A man and a woman have been forced to flee a burning house following an arson attack in County Tyrone.

The house at Killymoon Crescent in Cookstown was set alight at about 04:30 GMT on Wednesday.

The man and woman were not injured, but the building was badly damaged.

Police have appealed for information.