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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-02-28

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Appeal for information following fire in Bootle

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire was started deliberately, in Bootle, on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.

We are told that the Emergency Services were called to an address, in Bibbys Lane, at around 8.35am, following reports of a house fire. Officers found a flat at the premises on fire. 2 people in the building were evacuated safely. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended and were able to control the fire.

It is unclear what motive is behind the incident and an investigation has been started.

Detective Inspector James Belmar said:- "The investigation is at a very early stage, but the indications are that this was started deliberately. This was a very dangerous incident and could have led to someone being seriously injured. We will be increasing patrols in the area and I want to reassure the community that we are focussed on finding those responsible. I appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Bibbys Lane or who has information to come forward and tell us so we can take action and prevent this happening again."

Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police of:- 0151 777 3810, via 101, or through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.


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