A 53-year-old man was sentenced at Antrim Crown Court today, Tuesday 4th July, after pleading guilty to arson with intent to endanger life.
Stephen Anthony Corry was sentenced to three years on probation and 80 hours of community service.
Detective Sergeant McDowell said:
“The outcome follows a fire at a house in the Rathmore Gardens in Antrim on Thursday 9th June, 2022.
“Officers, together with from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, attended the scene, and managed to extinguish the blaze. One male was taken to hospital for treatment for the effects of smoke inhalation.
“The incident resulted in extensive damage being caused throughout the upstairs of the house and into the roof space.
“However, had fire crews not responded so quickly, serious damage could also have been caused to neighbouring properties.”
Detective Sergeant McDowell added:
“Thanks to our dedicated team of detectives in this investigation, their hard work meant we were able to bring the offender before the court.
“Today's court outcome should send a strong message that we will pursue offenders and work tirelessly to bring them before the court."