Northern Ireland

Couple taken to hospital after Belfast arson attack

Damage to the house in west Belfast
Image caption The house was badly damaged in the blaze

A man and a woman have been treated in hospital following an arson attack at their home in west Belfast.

It happened on the St James Road shortly before 03:30 BST on Sunday. The couple were taken to Royal Victoria Hospital for the effects of breathing in smoke.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The home was badly damaged in the blaze.