Appeal for information after arson attack in Bellingen Coffs Coast by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 4, 2021 POLICE are appealing for public assistance following a suspected arson attack which injured a man on the state’s Mid North Coast. About 1am on Monday 22 March 2021) emergency services responded to reports of a fire on Ringwood Place, Bellingen, which caused extensive damage. Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and were told a resident of the home, a 53-year-old man, was awoken by someone banging on his front door and loungeroom window. Police have been told the resident observed an unknown man throw an object – which was alight – through the loungeroom window. The 53-year-old sustained minor burns to his legs while extinguishing the fire, several minutes before NSW Fire and Rescue crews arrived at the scene – he did not require hospital treatment. The man is believed to be aged in his late teens to early 20s, with a thin build. He was wearing dark pants, a dark hooded jumper and a red and white T-shirt. It’s believed the man may have injuries to his hands from the incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Coffs/Clarence Police District or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.