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Police hunt man after arson attack at Belfast house

Pretoria Street in south Belfast. Credit: PSNI
Pretoria Street in south Belfast. Credit: PSNI

Occupants of a house in south Belfast were uninjured after an arson attack during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at around 4.45am at a property on Pretoria Street.

Police and the fire service attended the scene. Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be deliberate.

Detective Sergeant Eric Farfield said: “This was a reckless act and it’s fortunate no one was injured.

“Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact Detectives in Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 462 of 23/06/19.

“We are particularly keen to speak to a man believed to have been seen in the area at the time. He is described as being in his mid to late 30s, approximately 5’9” with tanned skin, short hair and believed to have been wearing a navy tracksuit.”

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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