Former landlord’s life turned upside down after arsonists attacked his Rock Ferry pub

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The landlord of a Rock Ferry pub burnt to the ground in April, says he has lost all he has worked for after the arson attack.

The Rock Station pub closed in January, before the attack, but it was the burning of the pub which cost the landlord everything he had.

The former-pub’s owner, Phil Jackson, said: “They broke in on Saturday night [27 April], they destroyed the whole pub and my home. They sh*t on my bed. They took the alarm out and robbed the CCTV, so there was nothing to identify them.

Mr Jackson detailed how this had destroyed his life. He said: “I had a beautiful home with two bedrooms, i’ve been there 11 years. Downstairs, I had a restaurant area, they smashed that. Then also burnt the oak bar and the rest of the place.

“On 27 April I had a beautiful fully furnished home, by 29th I had nothing. No-one helped me, the police didn’t and the insurers said they wouldn’t pay out on a technicality. I’ve got nowhere else to go, I’m potless.”

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On the arson, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police, said: “We can confirm that a full investigation has taken place alongside Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) following an arson at a pub in Rock Ferry earlier this year.

“Shortly after midnight on Monday 29 April, emergency services were called to the Rock Station on Highfield Road to reports of an arson, which caused damage but no injuries. Extensive enquiries have since been carried out, including CCTV, forensics and witness, all of which have proved negative.”

Chief Inspector Nick Gunatilleke said: “We take all reports of arson and criminal damage extremely seriously, and will take action when we can to identify those responsible for the reckless endangering of lives and property.

“At this stage there is no evidence to support a criminal prosecution, but we would naturally act on any new information, whether you come forward directly to police with reference 19100309120, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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