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‘Despicable’ arson attack damages business premises

The blaze started close to Kennedy Way in west Belfast in the early hours of Sunday.

An arson attack has caused ‘substantial’ damage to a number of properties in west Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)
An arson attack has caused ‘substantial’ damage to a number of properties in west Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

By Rebecca Black, PA

Substantial damage has been caused to a number of business premises in west Belfast in what police have described as a “despicable” arson attack.

The fire just off Kennedy Way broke out at around 00.45 on Sunday.

The PSNI have issued an appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Tom Phillips described it as a “despicable attack”.

“The fire, which is being treated as arson, has caused substantial damage to at least three businesses in the area,” he said.

“This has been a despicable attack, which will undoubtedly have a severe impact on the businesses affected.

“I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area last night and who saw any suspicious activity, or anyone who may have captured any suspicious person/persons in the area on their dash cam, to call us.

“I would also appeal to anyone who has information they believe may assist our investigation to pick up the phone and tell our detectives at Musgrave what you know by calling 101, and quote reference 95 of 03/11/19.”

PA

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