Glencaw Park: Car destroyed in Londonderry arson attack

A car has been destroyed in an arson attack in Londonderry, police have said.

It happened in Glencaw Park in the Galliagh area of the city at about 23:45 GMT on Wednesday evening.

It is believed a petrol bomb was used in the attack. No-one was injured.

Three men, dressed in balaclavas and dark jackets, were seen running away from the car towards Leafair Park after the car was set alight.

Insp Sam Shearer said: "I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact Strand Road police station on the non-emergency number 101."

SDLP councillor Brian Tierney said the owners of the car were left "shocked and distraught" by the attack.

"This unprovoked and totally reprehensible attack on the property of this local family is to be utterly condemned," he said.

"There are four young children living in the house, one of whom has disabilities and requires transport to medical appointments several times a week. This thuggish act has left this family without a vehicle to make these essential trips.

"I would urge anyone with information on those responsible to contact the police, as such acts of violence and intimidation cannot be tolerated in our community."