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.
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.
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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