16/04/2024

Appeal Following Arson Attack In South Belfast

The PSNI have issued an appeal for information and witnesses following an arson attack at a property in south Belfast.

At approximately 10.20pm on Saturday, 13 April, police received a report of a fire at a house in the Kilburn Street area. Police attended the scene alongside the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. It was found that the door of the property had been deliberately set alight.

A man and two dogs were inside the property at the time, but escaped uninjured.

Detective Sergeant Alexander said: "We are treating this report as arson with intent to endanger life and our investigation is underway to determine exactly what happened, a motive, and who was involved.
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"I would appeal to anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation or has CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference 1958 13/04/24.

"We are especially keen to hear from anyone who noticed suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary in the Kilburn Street area between 10pm and 10.15pm, to get in touch."

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

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