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Police investigate after man suffers burns in tent fire

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tent fire. Credit: UTV

Police are investigating the cause of a tent fire that caused burns to a sleeping man in the Middlepath Street area of Belfast.

The man, aged in his 20s, suffered burns to his feet and legs in the incident on Saturday night.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Dane said: “It is believed that the fire may have started sometime before 9.45pm.

“We are working to establish the cause of the fire and I am appealing for anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101.”