House Destroyed In Suspected Arson Attack

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack which destroyed one house and damaged another in Newtownabbey over the weekend.

The blaze in the Birchmount area was reported to police at around 2pm on Saturday 13 April.

One house was completely gutted and another partially damaged after a recycling bin at the rear of the homes was set alight, causing the flames to spread to the properties.

Two vehicles parked outside were also extensively damaged.
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Detectives are working to establish a motive and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference 675 of 13/04/19.


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