Appeal for information following fire in Bootle
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for
witnesses after a fire was started deliberately, in Bootle, on Tuesday, 21
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
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
Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police of:- 0151 777 3810, via
101, or through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.