Vehicles Vandalised In South Belfast

Jerusalem Street in the Holylands area of Belfast remains sealed off this morning after vandals set fire to a number of cars.

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service were called shortly after 3.30am to the area, where they found two vehicles had been completely burnt out and another extensively damaged after being set on fire.

Earlier, at around 10.30pm, police received reports that at least 11 cars were vandalised in the area. The damage consisted of mainly broken windows.

One man, understood to be in his 30s, was arrested in Jerusalem Street and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Police say there were no injuries.


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

17 September 2019
Other News In Brief
Rage Among Farmers As Ammonia Planning Rules Change Again There is outrage among farmers as the planning rules for assessing ammonia for farm applications have changed without warning, the Ulster Farmers' Union has said.
05 September 2019
Neighbourhood Policing Set For Personnel Boost
Chief Constable of the PSNI Simon Byrne has set out plans to dedicate an additional 400 officers to neighbourhood policing teams across Northern Ireland.
22 September 2014
Police Link Holylands Arson Attacks
Police have linked the burning of six cars in the Holylands area of Belfast, describing the incidents as "suspicious". The vehicles were damaged during a spate of attacks in the university area of the city at the weekend. In the early hours of Saturday morning, two cars were extensively damaged in a fire on Cadogan Street.
05 August 2005
Forty officers hurt during trouble in north Belfast
Forty police officers have been injured following rioting in the Woodvale area of north Belfast on Thursday. The disorder broke out at around 5.30pm following a number of searches carried out by police in connection with investigations into an ongoing loyalist feud. One bus was destroyed by fire and ten other vehicles were damaged.
02 October 2007
Lurgan Golf Club Fire Suspected 'Arson'
Lurgan Golf Club has been severely damaged in a fire that police are treating as suspected arson. The fire was reported at 10.45pm on Monday and caused structural damage to the building that includes a bar and a restaurant. The area was cordoned off, as the building close to Lurgan Park contained gas cylinders.