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UK News Hero dad rescues Co Tyrone family from arson attack on their home

19:45  02 december  2019
19:45  02 december  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

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a person standing in front of a sunset over a fire © stock image

A man rescued his partner and two young children from an arson attack on their home in the early hours, it has emerged.

The kitchen of their house was filled with smoke from a fire which was started in a shed at the back of the property after 3am on Saturday.

Detectives have appealed for information relating to the attack in Moygashel, Co Tyrone, to come forward.

Inspector Joanne Gibson said: "At approximately 3.40am NIFRS received a report that a shed was on fire at the back of a house on Jacksonville Road.

"Police attended the scene along with the NIFRS who extinguished the blaze.

“A shed and oil tank were destroyed in this fire. Part of the garden fence was also damaged.

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“The male occupant of the house heard one of the windows at the back of his property shatter and when he went to investigate the kitchen was filled with smoke from the fire outside.

"He was able to take his partner and two children (a baby and toddler) to safety.

“Fortunately no one was injured during this incident, however this was an extremely traumatic incident for all concerned.

“This was a cowardly attack on a family who should be able to feel safe in their own home with their young children. No one has the right to take this away from anyone."

Inspector Gibson added: “I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in this area around the time of the incident to contact detectives at Cookstown on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 219 30/11/19.

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“Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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