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Eight children including a one-year-old escape arson attack

 A family of 10 escaped an arson attack on a house in Antrim. Picture by Hugh Russell
Michael McHugh, Press Association

EIGHT young children have escaped an arson attack on a house in Antrim, police said.

No-one was injured but detectives are treating the attack as arson with intent to endanger life.

Fuel was set alight at the front of the house on Islay Street just after midnight today.

A PSNI spokesman said: "There were 10 people in the house at the time of the incident - two adults and eight children aged between one and 13.

"The front door and its surround were completely destroyed."

The hall and front of the house were damaged in the fire.

 Damage caused to a family home in Antrim in an arson attack. Picture by Hugh Russell

A family of 10, including eight young children, have escaped a deliberate house fire in Antrim

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