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'Arson attack' on DUP councillor

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A suspected arson attack on the home of a DUP councillor is being investigated by police in County Tyrone.

An outhouse to the rear of the Ballygawley home of Councillor Sammy Brush was destroyed overnight.

A police spokeswoman said officers would have to wait for gas cylinders stored in the shed to cool before a full examination could be carried out.

"I can't understand what pleasure they get out of tormenting myself and my wife," said Mr Brush.

"I'm 66 and the wife is 79 - you would think that surely to goodness we could be allowed to live the rest of our lives in some sort of peace rather than having to tolerate this every few weeks or so."

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