2 females wanted in
connection to 5th Floor Flat arson attempt
MERSEYSIDE Police have issued CCTV
images of 2 women who Officers would like to speak to, as part of an
investigation into incidents of attempted arson, at a residential tower block,
in Bootle. Officers are investigating a number of incidents where 2
females have entered Wren House, on St James Drive, after midnight and attempted
to set the fire alarms off by waving lit pieces of paper under the detectors. In
1 incident, at 1.05am, on Tuesday, 16 May 2017, a resident on the 5th Floor
heard his letterbox rattle. He went to investigate and found a pizza box on
fire, on his doorstep. He saw a hooded person running to the internal stairway
and a blonde female holding the door open. The fire was contained and
nobody was hurt in the incident. Officers have issued CCTV images of 2 women who
they believe could help with their enquiries.
Inspector Susan Stribling said:- "The
actions of the individuals involved are totally reckless and could easily have
resulted in an incident with tragic consequences. We have issued CCTV images of
2 women we would like to speak to in connection with this investigation and we
urge anybody who can identify them, or the women themselves, to get in touch. We
cannot tolerate this kind of dangerous behaviour and we are determined to bring
the culprits to justice."
Anybody with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777
3851 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.