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Home targeted by arsonists twice in two days


Nov 8, 2023

A house has been deliberately set on fire twice in just two days.


Merseyside police confirmed they are investigating after multiple arson attacks at an address in Tranmere. Fire crews were called to a property, which sits on the corner of Park Road and Downham Road, at around 10pm on Tuesday, November 7.

Crews arrived to find the ground floor of a terraced house on fire. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house under rapid deployment and fought the fire with a high pressure hose reel.

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Another fire had also been reported at the property the previous day, making it the second targeted attack at the same address in two days. Officers are currently at the scene, with a cordon in place around the house. Police are making enquiries in the local area.

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Community inspector Daniel Greenhalgh said: "We are treating this incident very seriously. This is a criminal act on both occasions which put lives at risk. There could have been significant consequences where the fire could have taken hold and spread to adjoining properties and endangered lives of other residents.

"Active enquiries are ongoing as part of the investigation. I would like to appeal to anyone who has information to please contact us.

"If you have any information on this incident or know those responsible please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 23001110545. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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