Thursday, 1 November 2012

Owen Road arson - police hunt firestarters

Police are appealing for information after a someone set fire to road traffic bollards outside a Lancaster home.

Between 2.30 and 2.50am last Thursday morning (25th October), the fire service and police were called to a fire outside the address on Owen Road where it would appear bollards had been set alight and the flames spread and set fire to the front door of the property.

The officers investigating are treating the fire as suspicious and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

PC Phil Salliss said, “Fortunately, a neighbour saw the fire and called the fire service before it could spread any further but this could have been much more serious.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anything at all suspicious in the area around the times of the fire to come forward and contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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