Woman flees Newtownabbey house after arson incident

A woman was evacuated from a house in Newtownabbey after a bin was set on fire and placed at the door of the property yesterday.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 9:04 am

The incident happened at a house in the Loughmoney Park area of Newtownabbey in the early hours of Saturday.

Detective Sergeant Toni Lenaghan said: “At around 4am [on Saturday] morning, we received a report of that the back door and a bin at a house in the area had been set on fire.”

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, who were in attendance, extinguished the fire and a woman in the property at the time was safely evacuated.

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Sergeant Lenaghan said: “Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident, to contact detectives on 101 and quote reference number 276 of 15/5/21.

“A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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