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Explosion at potters could have caused serious injury

The caravan which was set on fire.

AN explosion which was caused after a caravan was set on fire near Dunamanagh could have caused serious injury, the PSNI has said.

Police are investigating the incident which took place at Mill Pottery on the Brook Road outside the village on May 9. This is the second time in as many years that Mill Pottery has been targeted. Back in February 2016 vandals descended on the premises and broke upwards of 20 windows. A quantity of pottery items were also damaged as a result of this incident.

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Mill Pottery was established back in 1976 by artist and potter, Tom Agnew.

“Police are investigating criminal damage at Mill Pottery, Brook Road, Dunamanagh,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

“On May 9 at approximately 8pm hours a caravan was set on fire and unfortunately it was totally destroyed.

“Two youths were seen running from the area.

“There was a gas canister inside the caravan which exploded and could have caused serious injury to not only the fire service but to those who set the caravan on fire and other members of the public.”

If you can assist with this investigation please call 101 and quote serial 1250 of the 9th May.

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