Arson, North Belfast
11 Jun 2009
Police in North Belfast are appealing for witnesses following an arson incident at a school on the Antrim Road on Thursday 11 June.
Shortly before 6am, police received a report of smoke coming from two ground floor classrooms.
Police and emergency services were tasked to the scene and found that a fire had burnt itself out. The remains of a broken bottle, which was believed to have been filled with petrol or accelerant and set alight, were discovered in one room. There was evidence of accelerant having been poured through a window and set alight in another.
The classrooms and adjoining corridor sustained extensive smoke damage.
Police at York Road Police Station are appealing for information. They are asking anyone who was in the area, who may have noticed suspicious activity, to contact them on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.