Police appeal following suspected arson at football club in Tranmere

Detectives are appealing for information following a suspected arson attack in Tranmere on Friday, 15 October.

At around 7.35pm, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) informed us of a shipping container behind Victoria Colts Junior Football Club being on fire, as well as a wheelie bin. The fire was extinguished and contents of the container were damaged, including equipment. Enquiries are ongoing, including forensics and CCTV.

Detective Inspector Darren Taylor said, “This reckless behaviour has caused a significant amount of damage and distress to a valued community sports club. We’re determined to find those responsible, people who clearly have no concept of the awful consequences of their actions, which could also have easily caused serious injury or worse to anyone in the vicinity.

“If you saw anyone hanging around near to the location on Friday night, or captured on CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage anyone who may have been involved, come forward and we will take action. Setting wheelie bins and indeed any items alight is extremely dangerous, puts pressure on the emergency services, and deeply affects those targeted.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or call 101 with reference 21000717818. 

You can call also the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or use their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

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