Detectives in Coleraine are appealing for information following the report of an arson in the Glenshesk Park area of Portrush on Tuesday morning (26th April).

Outlining events, Detective Sergeant Gardiner said: “We received a report around 5.40am from our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service of a fire at a two-storey unit of flats.

“We attended and there were signs that the fire was started deliberately in the ground-floor flat. Thankfully, this flat was not occupied at the time and residents of the upstairs flats were able to evacuate. One neighbour was treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation with the majority of the damage contained to the downstairs flat.

“Enquiries are ongoing, however, we are treating this as an arson attack at this time, and I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw what happened, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area or has any CCTV footage to call us on 101, quoting reference number 148 26/04/22.”

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