Three attacks in Cookstown within 15 minutes - not linked say PSNI

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THREE criminal acts which occured in the Monrush area of Cookstown at the weekend, are not thought to be linked according to police.

Police are appealing for information on the three incidents, which seemed to occur within a fifteen minute time frame. Two of the incidents took place in the Princess Avenue area and the other took place in the Queens Avenue area.

A house in the Princess Avenue area of the town was the target of an arson attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police receieved a report shortly after 2.10am that a house was on fire. A wheelie bin had been set on fire and placed against the properrty, Extensive damage was caused to the porch at the rear of the property.

No-one was injured in the attack although one male was in the house at the time.

Another incident took place in the early hours of Sunday in the Queen’s Avenue area of the town. Police received a call shortly after 2.05am stating that half a paving slab had been thrown through the window of a parked car and the bonnet of the car was also damaged.

The third incident in the early hours of Sunday morning occured at a house in the Princess Avenue area.

Shortly after 2.00am, Police received a report that the front living room window had been broken.

Police are still investigating and detectives are appealing for anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone who has any information to contact them at Cookstown on 0845 600 8000 or via independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.