Sleeping man injured in tent fire in Belfast City Centre

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A man in his 20's has been injured after the tent the was sleeping in caught fire in Belfast City Centre.

He suffered burns to his feet and legs when it happened just before 10 o clock last night on Middlepath Street.

Police trying to find out what caused the blaze - and are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Dane said:

“Shortly before 10.45pm Police received a report that a man, aged in his 20s, had suffered burns to his feet and lower legs after the tent he was sleeping in caught fire.  It is believed that the fire may have started sometime before 9.45pm.

“We are working to establish the cause of the fire and I am appealing for anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 1215 05/01/19.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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