Police are appealing for information following a fire at a charity shop in Bangor in the early hours of this morning, Friday 28th June.

Sergeant Frew said: “At approximately 4am, we received a report that a fire had broken out in a shop in the Market Street area and also a report that a window had been smashed on a door of a second business close by.

“Police along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended and the fire was extinguished, however a substantial amount of damage was caused to the shop.

“A short time later, officers arrested a man aged in his 50s on suspicion of arson and criminal damage.

“He remains in police custody at this time.

“We are treating this as arson and enquiries are ongoing. I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or to anyone with CCTV or other footage that could assist with our investigation, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 176 of 28/08/24.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/