Northern Ireland

Arson attack on shop on Antrim Road in north Belfast

fire damage
Image caption The shop sustained substantial damage to a caged area at the side of the property and scorch damage to a wall

A shop on the Antrim Road in north Belfast has been damaged in an early morning arson attack.

It happened about 7.55 BST on Sunday. A pile of rubbish was set alight at the side of the Co-op store.

The shop sustained substantial damage to a caged area at the side of the property and scorch damage to a wall of the premises.

Guttering and a number of windows of flats above the premises were also damaged. No-one was injured.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life.