Dunmurry flat badly damaged by arson attack

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A flat was left badly damaged in an arson attack, police have said.

The fire was at an empty dwelling in Alina Gardens in Dunmurry, to the south-west of Belfast, and was reported to police at 5.10am on Sunday.

The flat, located on the ground floor, had been unoccupied.

Detective Sergeant McCambridge said that it had been “extensively damaged” by the blaze, while surrounding flats sustained smoke damage.