22/03/2019

Antrim Charity Shop Targeted In 'Senseless' Arson Attack

Police in Antrim have slammed an arson attack on a charity shop as "senseless" and issued an appeal for witnesses.

The Hospice Shop in Antrim town's Castle Mall was targeted on Thursday evening, 21 March.

Police said they suspect that someone left bags of clothing for donation outside, which have later been set alight.

The arson caused considerable damage to the shop and will affect the services and support that the charity shop provides, according to a PSNI spokesperson.
News Image
"I would ask anyone who considers these actions appropriate to reconsider and think about the consequences of senseless acts like this," they added.

Anyone with information is urged to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 1347 of 21/03/2019.



(JG/CM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

19 February 2008
Apology Over Files That 'Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry'
While slamming a fellow MLA's motives for revealing the issue in the first place, the NI Assembly Education Minister, Caitriona Ruane has now apologised after personal files were found dumped at a Co Down roadside. The confidential education files containing personal data on pupils and their families was discovered at the side of a road near Newry.
18 February 2008
Education Files Found At Roadside
Confidential education files containing personal information about pupils and their families have been found at the side of a road near Newry. It is thought the files, which date back 40 years, fell off a trailer that was on its way to a dump. They were handed over to SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley at the weekend.
19 June 2017
Former School Damaged In Suspected Arson Attack
Police have appealed for information following a suspected arson attack on a former high school in Newtownabbey over the weekend. A number of mobile classrooms were extensively damaged by a fire at the disused Newtownabbey Community High School on Rathcool Drive during the afternoon of Saturday, 17 June.
05 February 2019
Antrim Barber Shop Fire 'Suspected Arson'
Police are treating a fire at a business premises in Antrim as a suspected arson attack. It is believed the blaze was started at a Turkish Barbers on High Street on the evening of Monday 04 February. Emergency services, including three fire engines, attended the scene.
08 January 2007
Suspected arson attack in County Antrim
Police in County Antrim have appealed for information following a suspected arson attack at the weekend. The incident happened at around 3.45am yesterday morning, when a shed at a property in the Woodside View area of Dunmurry, was set alight. The fire then spread to the house, where the family were asleep inside.