Belfast Telegraph

Appeal after building is gutted in arson attack

By Jonny Bell

Firefighters battled a huge blaze in Belfast on Tuesday night that destroyed a derelict building.

The fire erupted in the former Joss Cardwell Centre on Holywood Road in the east of the city at around 9pm. Nineteen crew battled the blaze, which took eight hours to extinguish.

Police are treating the inferno as arson.

Sergeant Anne McCourt appealed to anyone with information to contact Strandtown PSNI station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1383 09/05/17.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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