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Weekly Edition - Published  24 May 2016


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Suspected arson at a Southport property

DETECTIVES in Sefton are appealing for information following a suspected arson, that happened in Southport, on 17 May 2016. It is reported to us, via Merseyside Police that they were called to an incident by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service following a fire at an address on Castle Walk. The local crew is reported to have attended just after 7.30am, following reports of a fire at a flat. Police Officers then attended and a search of the area was carried out. A full forensic examination of the scene has now also taken place. We are told that house to house enquiries have been carried out and CCTV opportunities are currently being explored. Merseyside Police said:- "No one was injured during the incident." with Detective Constable Adam Youds adding:- "We are treating this fire as suspicious and urge anyone with any information about this incident to call us so we can take action against the offender or offenders. Any fire has the potential to cause loss of life and it is fortunate that no one was injured, or worse."  Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Sefton CID, on:- 0151 777 3837 or call the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.


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