Arson attack on family home in Larne

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Detectives are investigating an incident of arson at a property in the Bryan Street area of Larne in the early hours of Sunday (March 20).

Police received a report at around 12.50am that a car had been set on fire outside a house in the area. Upon police arrival at the scene, NI Fire and Rescue Service personnel had extinguished the fire, which had started to spread to the house. The car sustained extensive damage as a result of the fire and damage was also caused to the kitchen of the house. Four adults and two children were at home at the time of the incident. One adult was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but did not require hospital treatment, police said.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity at Bryan Street or in nearby Dixon Park on Saturday night or Sunday morning to contact them in Ballymena on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.