WATCH | RTÉ's Crimecall programme features dramatic CCTV footage of Longford arson attack

Longford Leader Reporter


Longford Leader Reporter


RTÉ's Crimecall programme, broadcast on Monday night, featured dramatic CCTV footage of an arson attack at a house in Annaly Gardens in Longford town on February 17 last. 

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Superintendent Jim Delaney appeared on the programme and he also issued an appeal for witnesses to a shooting incident in the same area, where two gunshots were fired through the front door of a house on February 12. 

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The footage of the arson attack shows the suspect approaching the front of the house and also where a flame caught his arm. 

Supt Delaney praised neighbours and the fire service for their swift response to the incident and he pointed out that gardaí are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry. 

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