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‘Reckless attack’ causing damage to home and vehicle in Cookstown

Detectives are investigating an incident in Cookstown last night (Monday 1st February) where damage was caused to a property and a vehicle. Police responded to a report, made just before 9:30pm, of a fire at an address on Stewart Avenue to assist NIFRS colleagues. When officers arrived at the scene they found the window of a car parked outside the address had been smashed, while the front door of the property had sustained scorch damage. Detective Inspector Robinson said: "We believe the damage caused to the front door of the property may have been as a result of a petrol bomb. Thankfully, the damage to the house was contained to the front door, and the male occupant inside the house was not injured. "We are continuing with our enquiries to establish exactly what happened and why. This was a reckless attack, and I would urge anyone who can assist our investigation and identify who is responsible to get in touch. If you have information or, if you were in the area prior to 9:30pm and saw any suspicious activity, call our detectives on 101, and quote reference 1812 of 01/02/21." A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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