Suspected arson attack on
are appealing for witnesses following a fire at a property, on Thornton Road,
Seaforth, on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. We are told that Officers were
called to the address shortly after 10.30pm, as firefighters from Merseyside
Fire and Rescue Service were putting out the fire, at the address. It is
believed that the fire was deliberately started by 2 men, seen outside the
property, who escaped in a car. The family who lived at the address, a 26 year
old man and a 25 year old woman and a 6 year old girl, managed to get out of the
property unharmed prior to the arrival of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
The investigation is in its early stages, although It is believed that this
property was mistakenly targeted and that the offenders were potentially
targeting another house nearby. Detective Inspector Graeme Robson, said:-
"We are extremely fortunate that no one was injured during this incident and an
investigation is ongoing to find those responsible. Crime Scene Investigators
will be working alongside specialist investigators from Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Service and detectives will be viewing CCTV from the area in a bid to
find those responsible. As a result of the actions of these offenders a family
have now been forced out of their home, I would appeal to anyone who knows who
is responsible for this despicable act to come forward so that we can find them
and put them before the Courts."
Anyone with information is asked to contact
Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3059 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.