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Francis St, Ballymena via Google Maps

Family of five escape arson attack on their home

Forensic officers are now conducting an examination of the scene.

A FAMILY HOME in Antrim was set alight in the early hours of this morning.

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service rescued a man and a woman and three children before putting out the blaze on Francis Street in Ballymena.

Police are now appealing for information following the arson attack that happened at around 1.40am.

The living room was damaged in the attack.

Forensic officers are conducting an examination of the scene at present.

Ballymena Commander, Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley made this appeal:

Thankfully we are not dealing with fatalities or serious injury here. The attack was crude but also very dangerous.

“I am asking anyone who knows anything about this attack to assist the police investigation by calling the non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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