Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Tracey Coulter says UDA behind 'arson attack' on her Belfast home

Tracey Coulter pictured in 2009 following an attack on her home
Tracey Coulter pictured in 2009 following an attack on her home

The UDA has been blamed for an arson attack on the Belfast home of Tracey Coulter.

Fire crews were fire alerted to the blaze at around 8pm, it's believed.

It's understood the blaze took hold in a roof section of her Lower Shankill home.

Ms Coulter is the daughter of prominent loyalist Jackie Coulter, who was killed in 2000.

She has blamed the UDA for the blaze, which is being treated as suspicious.

DUP councillor Brian Kingston  visited Ms Coulter after hearing about the fire.

Posting on Twitter he said: "Visited Tracey Coulter after hearing of the fire at her home this evening. Thankfully no one injured. PSNI treating as suspicious"

The blaze comes only days after a top loyalist, William 'Mo' Courtney, was convicted of head-butting Ms Coulter.

Courtney (50) from Fernhill Heights in the city, had denied carrying out the attack in July.

It happened after Ms Coulter went to the Lower Shankill Community Association offices to speak to one of his associates about the suspected drug-related death of a relative.

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