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Joint investigation launched after arson in Birkenhead causes damage to house

News   •   Jul 13, 2019 12:39 BST

We have launched a joint investigation with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) following an arson at a home in Birkenhead last night, Friday 13 July.

At 11.10pm, emergency services were called to Livingstone Street to reports of a small fire at the front door of a property. It is believed that a bottle containing accelerants was thrown at the house, causing scorch marks but no serious damage or harm to any persons.

Forensic, witness and CCTV enquiries are being carried out and detectives want to speak to anyone with information.

Detective Inspector Paul Parry said: “We think that this was a targeted attack but want to hear from anyone locally who saw anyone approach the house and carry out this crude and thankfully unsuccessful attempt to harm those inside.

“The consequences to any occupants or neighbours could have been absolutely devastating, so if you know anything, please come forward.

“We think the person responsible left in the direction of Birkenhead Park and will act on all information to find the person responsible and put them before the courts.”

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 1114 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.