Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following an arson attack at a property in south Belfast.

Detective Sergeant Alexander said: “Police received a report at approximately 10.20pm on Saturday evening, 13th April that the door of a house in the Kilburn Street area had been set alight.

“Officers attended, alongside colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. However, the fire was extinguished prior to their arrival.

“Thankfully, a man and two dogs who were inside the property at the time of the fire, were uninjured.

“Scorch damage was caused to the front door area of the property, including its letterbox.

“We are treating this report as arson with intent to endanger life and our investigation is underway to determine exactly what happened, a motive, and who was involved.

“I would appeal to anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation or has CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference 1958 13/04/24.

“We are especially keen to hear from anyone who noticed suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary in the Kilburn Street area between 10pm and 10.15pm, to get in touch.”

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