Assault & Arson Attacks In East Belfast

Police have been tasked to reports of an assault and two arson attacks during a night of crime in east Belfast.

A possible link between all three incidents is being explored.

The first incident saw reports of a man being assaulted in the Templemore Avenue/Albertbridge Road area at around 9.45pm on Sunday 17 November.

While sitting in his car in the area, the man was approached by two males who attacked the vehicle. He was then pulled outside and further assaulted.

Later, at around 3.45am on Monday morning, police patrols came across a car and property on fire on the Albertbridge Road.
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No one was injured in the two arson attacks, however a number of people were evacuated from their homes.

Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: "Were you on the Albertbridge Road, Belfast, in and around the time these incidents happened? Do you have any dash cam footage that could assist with our enquiries?

"If you have any information please contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference numbers 1752 17/11/19 and 131 18/11/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."


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