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Police appeal after school attacked in Derry

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Fire at Derry primary school treated as suspicious (Pic Pacemaker)
Fire at Derry primary school treated as suspicious (Pic Pacemaker)
Fire at Derry primary school treated as suspicious (Pic Pacemaker)
Fire at Derry primary school treated as suspicious (Pic Pacemaker)
Fire at Derry primary school treated as suspicious (Pic Pacemaker)
Fire at Derry primary school treated as suspicious (Pic Pacemaker)

The police are appealing for information after a school was attacked in Derry last night.

The fire, started at Holy Child primary school in the Central Drive area was reported to police at around 9.25pm.

Police and NIFRS attended and it was established that a fire had been started on the roof of a classroom at the school. NIFRS extinguished the fire. Damage was caused to scaffolding and building materials as a result of the fire. Some damage was also caused to the school as a result of the incident. 

Inspector David Anderson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Strand Road on 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.