By Q Radio News
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of an arson attack at a property in the Dundonald area in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Detective Sergeant Cargin said: “It was reported to police at around 1.45am that there was a fire in the doorway of a flat in the Cragnish Crescent area.
The victim was upstairs in his property when he heard a large thud and looked down to see fire and black smoke coming up the stairs.
The victim was unable to get down the stairs to exit the property and had to escape through an upstairs window at the back of the property.
“Officers attended along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service who extinguished the fire.
“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident but at this stage, the fire is being treated as deliberate ignition.
“We would appeal to anyone who might have information which may assist the investigation to contact police on 101 quoting reference 219 05/09/21.”
A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/