Arsonists attack Primary
School display and park area
BOTH Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Service (MFRS) are appealing for information after an suspected arson in
a Bootle park, on Saturday, 9 December 2017. We are told that at around 5.20pm, MFRS were called to a fire in Derby Park, on Fernhill Road,
Bootle. On arrival the crew found that a seating area, a notice board and a park layout produced by Christchurch
Primary School, in Bootle, were set alight by persons unknown causing significant
damage. No injuries were caused and the fire was extinguished.
Local Policing Sergeant Kate Young said:- "This type of behaviour is completely
unacceptable and clearly dangerous. We will act on all information provided to
identify those responsible. All members of our community should feel they can visit our green spaces
without fear or intimidation, so please let us know if you saw anything
suspicious in the park on Saturday which may assist."
MFRS Arson Coordinator Graham Morgan said:- "This fire caused a considerable
amount of damage to notice boards and a seating area in Derby Park, an area
well used by the local community. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is committed to tackling incidents of
suspected arson and is working closely with Officers from Merseyside Police to
investigate the incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact:- 101, speak to local Officers or you
can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.