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Police investigate after deliberate fire at flat in Antrim

Detectives investigating a fire at a flat in Antrim last night, Sunday December 19th, are appealing for information and witnesses. Police were called to the Portlee Walk area at approximately 8.20pm last night.

It was reported that a rag had been placed into the letterbox of the property and the material lit with an accelerant. Damage was caused to the hallway of the flat, the communal hallway area and the door. The rest of the property sustained substantial smoke damage. Detective Sergeant Lyttle said:

“Our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that this was a deliberate ignition. Thankfully the home owner was not present when this attack took place.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time the incident took place or who may have CCTV footage to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1915 19/12/21.”

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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