Detectives are appealing for information following a report of arson at a business premises in the Ballyutoag Road area of Antrim today, Friday 5th July.

It was reported around 6.30am that a small fire had been discovered and extinguished near a portacabin. It is thought the fire was started sometime between 1am and 1.20am.

Police attended and discovered damage to some wooden decking. It is being treated as arson and a link is being investigated with a report made on 12th June of two suspicious objects found in the same area, prompting a security alert. These items were later declared as elaborate hoaxes.

An investigation is underway and officers would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this incident or June’s security alert to contact police at Antrim on 101, quoting reference number 205 05/07/24. Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who would have any dash-cam footage of the Ballyutoag Road area around this time to get in contact.

A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at