1. ITV Report

Suspected double arson attack at north Belfast flats

  • Jordan Moates reports:

Police are appealing for witnesses after fires were 'deliberately started' at two flats in north Belfast.

The incident happened in the New Lodge Road area early on Tuesday morning.

We are lucky not to be dealing with serious injuries or death as a result of this reckless action. A robust investigation has now commenced.

– Detective Inspector Denis McGaffin

Police and NIFRS arrived shortly after 6am and extinguished the flames.

While firefighters dealt with the fire, they discovered a second blaze in a separate flat.

While no one was in the flats at the time, a woman living in an adjoining flat was treated for smoke inhalation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference 159 14/08/18. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.