Family of five escapes harm after car set alight outside their home

A family of five have escaped injury after a car was set alight outside their Co Londonderry home.

The incident happened in Moneymore in the early hours of Monday.

The car, which was parked outside the family’s home on Conyngham Street, was deliberately set alight at around 3.30am, police have said.

The blaze destroyed the vehicle and also caused fire damage to the property.

A couple and their three children who were inside at the time were not hurt.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesman has issued an appeal for information.

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