Northern Ireland

Police investigating overnight arson on Co Derry bar

Police said the arson attack happened at around 2.15am on Tuesday
Police said the arson attack happened at around 2.15am on Tuesday Police said the arson attack happened at around 2.15am on Tuesday

A bar in Co Derry has been targeted in an arson attack, police have said.

The fire happened at premises on the Dunderg Road in Macosquin on Tuesday at around 2.15am.

Police said two residents, a man and a woman, who were inside an adjoining house managed to extinguish the fire at the front door prior to the arrival of fire crews.

Detective Inspector Gareth Lavery said: “We are treating this attack as ‘arson endangering life’ as the occupants of the house were very fortunate the blaze did not spread to their home.

"We would like to hear from witnesses or anyone with information regarding this crime. Please call 101, quoting reference 111 04/07/23.”