Police are investigating an early morning arson attack on a home in Tyrone which took place earlier today.

Four people were inside the house when flammable liquid was poured through the letterbox in the Winters Grove area of Omagh earlier today [Wednesday, April 3] , the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said as they appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Winters said: “Shortly before 3.45 am, it was reported that a fire had been started at a property in the Winters Grove area.

“Officers attended, alongside colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, who had managed to extinguish the blaze, which is believed to have been started after flammable liquid was poured through the letterbox.

“The four occupants of the house were inside at the time of the incident and were treated at the scene by colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service for smoke inhalation.

“Extensive damage has been caused to the interior of the property as a result of the fire.”

Detective Inspector Winters continued: “This was an extremely reckless incident, and we are grateful to our colleagues in the Fire Service for tackling this fire, which could have had very serious consequences for those affected.

“An investigation is underway, and I am appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist us, including CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to get in touch by calling 101, and quoting reference number 187 of 03/04/24.”