Former residents admit arson attack on residential care home

A masked man has spoken to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper and admitted that nine former residents of St Patricks Home in West Belfast had been responsible for an arson attack on the premises.  The arson continues to be investigated by the PSNI but the man indicated that he and his accomplices were happy that there was no evidence remaining from the blaze and did not fear prosecution.

The man said he was part of a survivors group representing approximately 140 former residents of the home run by the De La Salle Order.  St Patrick’s closed as a residential facility and the property was sold to a development company.

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