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Police probe arson attack at house in Belfast - man arrested

Police are investigating an arson attack on a house in west Belfast.

The attack happened at St Gall's Avenue in the Clonard area on Tuesday, October 3, just before 9pm.  A canister containing some form of flammable substance was set on fire at the door of the property. The fire was extinguished by a resident.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an incident at the same property on Sunday evening.

He was later released on police bail pending further investigation.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: “Police are treating this incident as arson with intent to endanger life and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station. We are particularly keen to identify a male who was seen running off in the direction of Conway Street during the incident.

“Anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation can contact detectives by calling 101 quoting reference number 1091 03/10/17."

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