Arson attack on telecommunications mast in west Belfast

Rebecca Black, PA

Police have appealed for information after an arson attack on a telecommunications mast in west Belfast.

Firefighters were at the scene off Distillery Street in the early hours of Monday.

Police said the incident was reported to them at about 12:15am.

Sergeant Peter Tew said the fire caused extensive damage to the mast.

“We are treating this fire, which caused extensive damage to this mast, which remains upright, as arson,” he said.

“Our inquiries are continuing today. We’d ask that anyone with information or who would have dash-cam or doorbell video footage covering this area contact us on 101 quoting 17 24/06/24.”