Nighttime arson attack on quiet residential street in Wallasey

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a report was received of suspected arson in Wallasey on Thursday, 15 July. 

At around 12.55am police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) were called to a fire at a property at the Grange, Wallasey. 

MFRS extinguished the fire, no injuries were reported and the front door of the property was damaged. The property was believed to be unoccupied at the time of the incident. 

Following a joint investigation with MFRS, it was established accelerant had been used to set the front door of the property alight. 

CCTV enquiries have been carried out which show that three unknown males approached the door of the property, poured accelerant on the door and set it alight. 

Forensic and witness enquires have also been carried out and we are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward. 

Inspector Paul Harrison said,

Although, thankfully, nobody was hurt during the incident, deliberately setting fire to a property is extremely reckless and we are determined to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.

If you were in the area of the Grange in the early hours of Thursday morning and saw anyone acting suspiciously, please let us know. Likewise, if you have any CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist with the investigation, please get in touch so we can take action and find those responsible.

Whether you contact us directly or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers, rest assured, your information will be acted upon.”

If you have any information about the incident, please quote reference 21000492171 via Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously or captured any CCTV or dashcam footage, let Merseyside Police know. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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