Northern Ireland

Templepatrick business Topping Pallets destroyed by fire

Templepatrick fire scene
Image caption The business was completely destroyed

A County Antrim business has been destroyed by a fire.

The fire at Topping Pallets, on the Manse Road outside Templepatrick, started on Sunday night.

The blaze is being treated as suspicious and police said a man was spotted running from the scene at 2345 BST.

The firm supplied pallets to customers all over Ireland and some orders which were destroyed were due to go out on Monday.

A car, forklifts and industrial sawing equipment were also completely destroyed.

It took more than 20 members of the Northern Ireland Fire Service about seven hours to tackle the flames.