SUSPECTS RELEASED OVER ANTRIM ARSON ATTACK ON FLAT

PSNITWO men, aged 18 and 22, who were arrested in connection with a fire at premises in the Tiger Court area of Antrim in the early hours of Thursday 20th February have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Several people, including three police officers, were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze at flats in Tiger Court.

The fire started around 1.25 am when a window was smashed and flammable liquid poured inside.

A number of residents and two officers who helped move people out of the flats were taken to hospital.

A third officer was treated at the scene by paramedics but none of their injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Two men were seen running from the area and on was later arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The police said one of their vehicles in the area was damaged, when a number of youths threw stones at it.

 

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