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Woman escapes through window after arson attack on north Belfast house - three arrested

Published 10/06/2016

Two women and female youth arrested following arson attack at flat in Agnes St, Belfast.
Picture by/Stephen Hamilton Press Eye
Two women and female youth arrested following arson attack at flat in Agnes St, Belfast. Picture by/Stephen Hamilton Press Eye
Two women and female youth arrested following arson attack at flat in Agnes St, Belfast. Picture by/Stephen Hamilton Press Eye
Two women and female youth arrested following arson attack at flat in Agnes St, Belfast. Picture by/Stephen Hamilton Press Eye
Two women and female youth arrested following arson attack at flat in Agnes St, Belfast. Picture by/Stephen Hamilton Press Eye
Two women and female youth arrested following arson attack at flat in Agnes St, Belfast. Picture by/Stephen Hamilton Press Eye

Three women have been arrested after a fire was started at the front door of a north Belfast house.

A woman escaped through a window after the fire was started at the flat in Agnes Street in the early hours of Friday morning.

A 16-year-old girl and two 21-year-old women were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The property was excessively smoke damaged and the front porch and entrance hallway were badly damaged by fire. All three females remain in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Snoddy has appealed for anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 176 10/06/16.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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