Opposition MLA, Trevor Lunn stated: “I was shocked at the sinister nature of this fire. It is even more distressing because of the fact that six police officers and two other people were taken to hospital. There must be a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding it.
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the bravery of the police involved in the rescue of a man from an adjacent flat.
“I would also appeal for anyone with information to contact police urgently to ensure that those involved in causing the fire can be brought to justice.”