Belfast Telegraph

House gutted in suspected arson attack

The incident happened in the Birchmount area of Newtownabbey on Saturday.

Police are investigating the suspected arson attack (Rui Vieira/PA)
Police are investigating the suspected arson attack (Rui Vieira/PA)

A house has been gutted following a suspected arson attack in Co Antrim.

A second house and two cars were also damaged in the incident in the Birchmount area of Newtownabbey on Saturday afternoon.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) found the blaze started after a recycling bin at the rear of the houses was set alight.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is investigating the incident and has appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

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