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Blazin' Squad Gardaí appeal for witnesses to 'arson attack' in Galway housing estate

A silver saloon was observed driving from the scene at Parkmore estate at speed immediately after the incident"

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a car was set on fire in a housing estate in Co. Galway over the St Patrick’s Bank Holiday weekend.

The incident took place in Parkmore estate, Tuam at approximately 6am on Friday morning, 18th March.

A silver saloon car was seen driving away from the scene shortly after the blaze began.

The fire was extinguished and there were no reports of any injuries.

Gardaí are treating this as an incident of suspected arson.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM, Sergeant Darragh Browne said: “Gardaí in Tuam are investigating an arson incident that took place at approximately 6am on Friday morning, 18th March, the Bank Holiday after St Patrick’s Day.

“A red Seat Leon hatchback vehicle was set alight while parked outside a house on Parkmore estate in Tuam. The resulting fire caused extensive damage to the vehicle.

“A silver saloon was observed driving from the scene at Parkmore estate at speed immediately after the incident.”

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have noticed any unusal activity in the Parkmore area between 5am and 6am that morning to make contact.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station at 093 708 40, or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

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