Attack on cars ‘deliberate’ says Fire Service

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Police are appealing for information after five cars were set alight in an arson attack in the harbour area of Larne it has been confirmed.

The incident occurred at Curran Point, on Friday evening, at 8.15 pm.

Three fire engines, one from Larne and two from Ballyclare, were called to the scene.

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said: “Fire fighters dealt with five cars on fire. The fire spread to a shed.”

NIFRS also stated that the blaze was “deliberate”.

The incident was brought under control at 9.32 pm.

Sergeant McMahon said: “Shortly after 8.45pm, it was reported that a number of cars parked in a shed in the area were set alight. The cars were extensively damaged as a result of the incident. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and dealt with the fire.

“Enquiries are continuing and the fire is being treated as deliberate.

“We would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1440 1/3/19.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100 per cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”