Man, 36, charged with Newry arson

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Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime have charged a 36 year old man with arson endangering life.
The incident happened in the Cleary Crescent area

The incident happened in the Cleary Crescent area

The charge relates to an incident in Cleary Crescent on 22nd June, 2015. At around 9.15pm on the night in question, police received a report that an attempt had been made to set fire to the front door of a flat in Cleary Crescent. Speaking to Newry Times after the incident, Inspector Jon Burrows said, “Early indications are that a flammable liquid was poured on the door from a plastic bottle before the bottle was placed at the door and set alight. Damage was caused to the door.”
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10131 Longwalk Campaign Newry Times_2 400pxX400 v02The flat was not occupied at the time however a neighbour in a nearby flat was treated for some smoke inhalation according to police. The man will appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court on 23rd March, 2016. As is normal procedure the charge will be reviewed by the PPS. More on this story: Police reissue appeal for witnesses after Newry arson attack ‘Newry arsonists showed breath-taking recklessness’ – Fitzpatrick Newry arson attack ‘could have ended in unimaginable tragedy’  
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