CCTV appeal in connection with fatal arson attack

Detectives have issued CCTV images of a man who could have information that may assist with their enquiries following an arson attack at a property in Old Swan on Thursday 1 September.

At around 3.20am officers were called to a report of a fire at a property on Dorien Road. 

A man and a woman were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation and other injuries. 

The 76-year-old man, George Redmond, sadly passed away on 16 September. 

A post-mortem examination into his death has taken place and police are waiting for the results.

Detectives have now widened the investigation into the circumstances leading to his death.

Following enquiries, detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they believe could assist in their investigation. 

Detective Inspector Gavin Mucahy said, “Following Mr Redmond’s death, his family are being supported by our specially trained liaison officers.

“Following a joint investigation with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service we have established that the fire was caused deliberately.

“We have been able to obtain these CCTV images and we understand that they are not the best quality images, but we are appealing for people to come forward if you recognise the male featured in these images. We believe he could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.

“With this, we would also like people in the surrounding roads around Dorien Road to please check your CCTV, doorbell and dashcam footage of anything suspicious in the early of the morning from 3am to 3.45am on 1 September to help us with the investigation so we can bring the offender to justice.

“In addition any witnesses we have not already spoken who were in the area at that time and saw something suspicious to please to contact us.” 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact police by DM via the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ using reference 22000649658. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

Image: Merseyside Police

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