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Four adults and two children escape injury after arson attack on Larne house

Published 21/03/2016

Police have appealed for witnesses.
Police have appealed for witnesses.

Four adults and two children have escaped injury after an arson attack on their house in Larne.

Detectives are investigating an incident of arson at a property in the Bryan Street area of Larne in the early hours of Sunday March 20.

Police received a report at around 00:50am that a car had been set on fire outside a house in the area.

Upon police arrival at the scene the NIFRS personnel had extinguished the fire which had started to spread to the house.

The car suffered extensive damage as a result of the fire and damage was also caused to the kitchen of the house.

Four adults and two children were at home at the time and one adult was treated for smoke inhalation but did not require hospital treatment.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity at Bryan Street or in nearby Dixon Park on Saturday night or Sunday morning to contact them in Ballymena on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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