Detectives are appealing for information following a petrol bomb attack on a residential property in Holywood in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 14th November.

Detective Sergeant Westbury said: “Just after 3.30am, we received a report of a house on fire in the Dunville Park area of the town.

“Officers attended along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the fire was extinguished.

“The resident of the property thankfully escaped without injury; however extensive damage was caused and his two pet dogs sadly died in the blaze.

“This is being treated as arson and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in the area or anyone with CCTV or doorbell footage that could assist with enquiries, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 115 of 14/11/23.”

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