Northern Ireland

Police seek Range Rover in railway car fire investigation

Police are keen to speak to anyone who can help trace a white Range Rover Evoke seen in the area of the incident on April 12.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who can help trace a white Range Rover Evoke seen in the area of the incident on April 12. Police are keen to speak to anyone who can help trace a white Range Rover Evoke seen in the area of the incident on April 12.

POLICE have released a picture of a Range Rover they believe could help them track down the people responsible for setting a car on fire on a railway line.

A train driver had to make an emergency stop when a car was placed on the track and set alight near Limavady on April 12.

Detective Inspector Peter McKenna said the “reckless act” could have resulted in tragedy and loss of life but for the quick actions of the driver.

"As part of our investigation, we are appealing for information in relation to a vehicle we believe can assist with our inquiries. We are releasing CCTV footage and are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a white-coloured Range Rover Evoque that was seen in the area of Limestone Road at the time of the incident," he said.

"The traumatic events of April have left a lasting impact on not only those on the train, but those within the local community. There has been widespread outrage regarding this mindless incident."

Independent charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £3,000 for information which could lead to the arrest and conviction of anyone linked to the incident.

"This renewed appeal for information, in which we are trying to trace the movements of this vehicle, is of vital importance to help bring those responsible to justice," Mr McKenna added.