Residents have narrow escape after Waterside arson

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 11:41 -- Editor

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of an arson attack at a property in the Pine Street area of Londonderry/Derry in the early hours of Thursday, 1st October.

It was reported at around 1am, that a mattress was set against the front door of the property and set alight, causing extensive damage to the front door of the property.

The fire was extinguished by NIFRS.

Two residents were home at the time of the incident, however there were no injuries.

Detective Sergeant Burns said: “Enquiries are ongoing and police would ask for anyone who has information to contact them at Stand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 79 of 01/10/20.

“You can also submit and online report using the online reporting form via

“Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at