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Police treating arson attack as a 'hate crime'

Detectives in Ballymena are investigating the arson attack that occurred in the early hours of this morning.

File photo of Pottinger Street
File photo of Pottinger Street
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have described a small fire started at the back of a property in Ballymena as a “hate crime”.

PSNI detectives have appealed for information about the arson attack on a house in the Pottinger Street area of Cullybackey at about 4am this morning.

A wheelie bin was set on fire and placed against the rear door of the building. The blaze was quickly extinguished by one of the occupants of the house and nobody was injured during the incident. There were two more people in the property at the time of the fire.

Police, treating the attack as a hate crime, have asked three males who were seen in the vicinity to contact CID at Ballymena Police Station.

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