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Police investigate 'link' after two front doors in east Belfast are set on fire

Police have launched an investigation after two front doors were last night set alight in east Belfast within 15 minutes of each other.
Digital Staff

Police have launched an investigation after two front doors were last night set alight in east Belfast within 15 minutes of each other.

Police received a report just before 11:20pm that the male occupant of a house in Knocknagoney Park found his door on fire.  He quickly extinguish the blaze and no one was injured. Damage was caused to the front door.

At 11:35pm, police received a report of a fire at a house in Strathearn Park where the occupants were alerted to flames at the front of their home. The fire service extinguished the blaze.There were no injuries and damage was caused to the front door. 

Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore said:  "Both of these incidents were reckless and, had the fires not been extinguished so quickly, the consequences could have been devastating. We are treating both of these incidents as arson and we are investigating the possibility they both may be linked. 

"I would appeal to anyone who was in either of these areas last night between 11:15pm and 11:40pm and saw any suspicious activity, including individuals or vehicles, to get in touch with our detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, and quote reference numbers 1701 or 1717 of 29/04/20 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."  

 

 

 

 

 

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