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Police suspect arson in attack on Carrickfergus premises

A fire broke out yesterday evening at a commercial premises in the Trailcock Road area of Carrickfergus.

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DETECTIVES IN NORTH Belfast are appealing for information about a suspected arson attack on a commercial premises in the Trailcock Road area of Carrickfergus yesterday evening.

A fire was reported at the premises at around 9.40pm on Friday, after which the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended the scene and extinguished the blaze.

Two portacabins were completely destroyed and a third damaged in the incident. The PSNI say they believed at this stage that entry was forced to the site by cutting through metal wire on a gate.

Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information is asked to contact police at CID in Newtownabbey on 0845 600 8000. 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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