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Four lorries destroyed in arson attack in Co Armagh

Police have launched an investigation after four lorries were destroyed in arson attack in Co Armagh
Marie Louise McConville

POLICE in Co Armagh have launched an investigation after four lorries were destroyed in an arson attack in Cullyhanna.

Shortly after 12.30am it was reported that a lorry had been set alight in the Drumalt Road area.

A further three lorries parked in the area were also found to have been set on fire.

In addition, the window of a mobile home was damaged.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the fires.

Police said the lorries were completely destroyed.

A PSNI spokesman said enquiries "to establishment the circumstances surrounding these incidents" are ongoing.

Sinn Féin councillor Barra Ó Muirí said: "This is a friendly hard-working community and this incident has angered and frightened many.

"The police are currently investigating the incident and anyone with information regarding it should contact them."

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