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One man arrested after arson attack at Antrim home

Detectives in Antrim are investigating a suspected arson attack at a house in the Rathmore Gardens area in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 22 May).

Shortly before 2am, police received a report that a fire had started in the first floor of the property. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue crews attended the incident and found that there was no one home at the time.

One man was arrested a short time later under suspicion of arson and is currently assisting police with enquiries.

Detectives are investigating and would ask anyone with any information to call them at Antrim on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 175 22/05/21, or to submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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