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Lisnaskea Mercedes fire treated as sectarian hate crime

The car was set on fire at Main Street in Lisnaskea. Picture from Google Maps
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Police are treating an arson attack on a Mercedes car in Co Fermanagh as a sectarian hate crime.

Shortly before 10pm last night, it was reported that a man had poured a flammable liquid over a grey Mercedes E Series that was parked at Main Street in Lisnaskea.

The car was set alight and the man made off on foot towards Monaghan Road. Damage was caused to the bonnet of the vehicle and the driver’s side front window. The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service dealt with the fire and there were no reports of any injuries.

Police said the man is described as being 6ft in height, wearing dark clothing and a dark-coloured beanie style hat.

In a statement released this morning, the PSNI said: “Enquiries are continuing and at this stage, the incident is being treated as a sectarian motivated hate crime.

"We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident, to contact police on 101."

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