Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Digger via Shutterstock
Arson

Five diggers set on fire in Down arson attack

The cabs of all five vehicles were destroyed in the incident, police have said.

DETECTIVES IN DOWN are appealing for information today following an arson in the area of Movilla Road/Ballyblack Road East during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

At approximately 2am it was reported that a number of diggers parked in the area had been set alight. Police and the fire service attended and the fires were extinguished. The cabs of all five vehicles were destroyed in the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who noticed any activity in the area overnight or who has any information about this incident to contact them at Newtownards CID on 0845 600 8000.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Read: Three fire units attending ESB station blaze>
PHOTOS: Wicklow football clubhouse destroyed in arson incident>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
10
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.