Detectives are appealing for information following a report of arson at residential premises at the Boyd Court area of Ballycastle on Saturday 11th November.

Detective Sergeant Colhoun said: “Shortly after 4:45am, it was reported that entry had been gained to a ground floor flat in the area through a front window with fuel blocks placed on a sofa inside and set alight. Colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended, with all residents safely removed from the building and the fire extinguished. It is not believed that anyone was inside the ground floor flat at the time of the incident.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and police would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to the incident, is asked to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 247 11/11/23. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”