Northern Ireland

Arson attack on house in west Belfast

There has been a suspicious fire at a house in New Barnsley Gardens in west Belfast.

It is understood entry was gained to the property shortly before midnight on Thursday and the fire was started.

Extensive damage was caused to the hallway and kitchen area. Police said the rest of the property was smoke damaged.

No-one was in the house at the time of the fire. There are no reports of any injuries.