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Arson at Milford, Donegal

Gardaí at Milford Garda Station are investigating two incidents of criminal damage by fire that occurred on separate occasion over the course of two years.

The first incident occurred on the 9th September 2016 at Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal. Gardaí responded to three separate fires at a farmyard in the area, a disused farm house, a horsebox and a hayshed had been set alight.

Two years later on the 16th December 2018, two separate fires occurred at the same property. A house which was in the final stages of being built and a farm shed close by were set alight. A tractor in the shed was also ablaze.

Gardaí launched extensive investigations into the two incidents and set up an incident room to co-ordinate the investigation. On both occasion, full forensic examinations were conducted and Gardaí are satisfied that were started maliciously and deliberately.

Appeal:

  • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to both incidents to come forward
  • Gardaí believe that member of the community may have information, that could assist their investigation.
  • Gardaí are appealing to recall, if any member of their family or a friend returned home with a smell of smoke or an accelerant from their clothing to come forward.

Gardaí at Donegal Garda Station are investigating tel: +353749740190