POLICE in Northern Ireland have launched an investigation after a house was set alight in Belfast.
The attack, which is being treated as arson, happened at around 10pm on Sunday, August 27.
The front door of a house in the Cliftonpark Avenue area was set alight after an accelerant was poured on it, the PSNI have confirmed.
They are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the attack to come forward.
The PSNI’s Inspector Hamilton said: “At approximately 10pm, we received a report that the front door of a property in the Cliftonpark Avenue area had been set on fire.
“Colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the blaze which is believed to have been started by an accelerant being poured on the door and set alight.”
He added: “We are treating this as arson with intent to endanger life and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with CCTV, doorbell or other footage that could assist with enquiries, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1836 of 27/08/23.”
A report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.