Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Police Appeal Following a Number of Cars on Fire in Portadown

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of a number of cars on fire in the Derrycarne area of Portadown, during the early hours of Sunday, 7th August.

Inspector McCullough said: “At around 1.50am officers received a report of four cars on fire in the area.

“On arrival, two of the cars had been completely gutted and two of the vehicles were extensively damaged.

“Damage was also caused to the front of a nearby property in the area as a result of the fire spreading. Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. Colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the blaze.

“Our enquiries into the incident, which we are treating as arson, are ongoing. We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed any suspicious activity to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 176 of 07/08/22.”

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via  You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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