Homes evacuated in Co Down car arson
A NUMBER of houses in Co Down had to be evacuated in the early hours of yesterday morning after a car was set alight.
The BMW 5 Series was parked outside a house in Burren Meadows, Newcastle, when it was targeted around 1.30am.
Police are working to establish a motive and said it was necessary to evacuate the homes as a safety precaution.
Inspector Mark Stewart said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything that could assist the police investigation to please call 101, quoting reference 61 09/04/19."