Police appeal after arson at former school site in Co Londonderry

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The fire started shortly after 9pm on Sunday

By Rebecca Black (PA)

An appeal for information has been made following an arson attack at the site of a former school in Co Londonderry.

Police said significant damage was caused to the building at the Lisneal College site in Drumahoe following the fire.

At the peak of the blaze on Sunday night, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said there were 50 firefighters in attendance.

Police said they were called to the scene on Drumahoe Road shortly after 9pm.

The fire was extinguished shortly before midnight.

“Fortunately, there have been no reports of any injuries. However, there has been significant damage to the building as a result of the blaze,” a police spokesperson said.

“The fire is being treated as arson and we’re appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious activity, or has any information, to contact us.”

The number to call with information is 101, quoting reference 1707 03/03/24 or, make a report online via https://www.psni.police.uk/report or Crimestoppers, which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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