Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Family escape arson attack

A family of four had a lucky escape when arsonists set fire to a van in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 5.30am and fire spread to the porch of the house on Kilbroney Road, Rostrevor in which the mother, father and two sons aged in their twenties were asleep.

The four escaped uninjured.  Two cars parked at the property were also badly damaged.

Police are investigating and have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.