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PSNI investigating shooting

PSNI investigating shooting

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PSNI investigating shooting

An arson attack at family home in Coleraine, Northern Ireland is being treated as attempted murder.

Two adults and two children were in their Rinvarna Court home when a blaze took hold.

It happened at around 9.45pm on Sunday night.

Two had to be rescued with the help of passers-by.

All four were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Detective chief inspector Catherine Magee said: "Substantial damage was caused to a door and the front of the property.

"This is a very serious incident and we are extremely lucky we are not investigating the death of a young family."

Belfast Telegraph