Belfast Telegraph

Arson-accused in Antrim village ban

An alleged arsonist has been banned from a Co Antrim village where he is accused of setting fire to a local shop.

James Greer is charged in connection with a blaze which broke out at Main Street, Portglenone, early last Wednesday.

The 28-year-old, of Garvaghy Grove in the village, faces one count of arson endangering life in connection with the fire.

A woman living above the premises was reportedly rescued by firemen.

As Greer applied for High Court bail yesterday prosecutors said a witness who heard the shop alarm spotted a man running from the scene.

Greer was arrested at nearby flats by police who matched him to the description given.

Greer denies the charge and forensic tests are still to be completed. He was released on bail.

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