24/06/2019

Appeal After Belfast Arson Attack

Police are appealing for information following an arson attack in Belfast.

Reports emerged that a property in Pretoria Street was on fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, 23 June.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service later deemed the blaze deliberate.

Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: "This was a reckless act and it's fortunate no one was injured. 
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"Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact Detectives in Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 462 of 23/06/19."

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a man reportedly seen in the area at the time. He is described as being in his mid to late 30s, approximately 5'9" with tanned skin, short hair and believed to have been wearing a navy tracksuit.

Details can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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