Disgust after elderly brother and sister’s car targeted by arsonists

AN ELDERLY brother and sister are recovering after their car was gutted in a weekend arson attack.

The red Vauxhall Corsa was parked outside their home at Townsend Street when it was targeted at around 6am on Saturday morning.

Police said a man holding a container was seen walking towards the car and standing in front of it for a short time. He then walked away towards a nearby church as the car went up in flames.


Local Sinn Féin councillor Jay McCauley described the attack as “inexplicable”.

“I visited and spoke with the victims of this attack and they were deeply upset at what has happened,” Cllr McCauley said.

“They are two quiet and inoffensive people and cannot understand why anyone would target them in this way. This arson attack is totally inexplicable.

“As a result of this attack they have now been robbed of their means of transport and have been left to bear the costs of replacing the vehicle and possible increases in insurance costs.

“Neighbours and people in the wider area are completely disgusted that this has happened and whoever is behind this needs to carefully examine their conscious about what they have done,” he added.


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