Northern Ireland

Police: Gilford bar blaze suspicious

Fire appliance

An early morning fire which extensively damaged a disused public house in Gilford, County Down, is being treated by police as suspicious.

A number of homes near the property in Wall Road had to be evacuated while fire crews dealt with the blaze shortly before 03:00 BST on Saturday.

A man was seen running away and getting into a red Vauxhall car shortly before the fire was discovered.

Police want anyone with information to contact them.