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Homes evacuated in Co Down car arson

Police are investigating an arson attack in Co Down yesterday morning
Mairead Holland

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."

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