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Arsonist sought after six cars set on fire over the weekend

Police in Belfast are treating the fires as suspicious.

POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for information after a spate of attacks on cars over the weekend.

Inspector Ray Shaw of the Laganbank Neighbourhood Community Police said that the six fires were suspicious.

“In the early hours of Saturday, police received reports of two cars having been set on fire in the Cadogan Street area. Both vehicles were extensively damaged. Police also received a report shortly after midnight on Saturday, 20 September of a car being set on fire in the Collingwood Avenue area of Belfast.

“Another report was received shortly after 3.50am on Sunday, of a car being set on fire in the Damascus Street area. The car was badly damaged. A car was also reported on fire in the Cadogan street area shortly after 11.30pm on Sunday. The car was completed gutted.

“Shortly after midnight today, police received a report of a car on fire in the Delhi Street area of Belfast. The car was extensively damaged.

“Police are treating these fires as suspicious.”

Police are asking anyone who has any information to contact them at Lisburn Road on the non emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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