Northern Ireland

Castle Mews, Cookstown: Four escape injury after arson attack

Four people have escaped injury after an arson attack in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

Police said they received a report of the fire at a property in Castle Mews at about 03:30 BST on Saturday.

A tyre had been put against the front door of the house and set alight. The blaze caused smoke damage.

A man, a woman and two boys inside the property were not injured.

Det Insp Tara Nicholls said: "I would appeal to anyone that was in the area and noticed any suspicious activity between the times of 01:30 and 03:30 BST to contact CID at Cookstown Police Station on the non emergency number 101."