Targeted arson attack on Huyton family home

Merseyside Police has launched an investigation following reports of an arson attack on a house in Huyton in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 5 July.

Police were contacted by Mersey Fire and Rescue Service at 1.35am following reports of a fire at a house on Huyton House Road.

It is believed two males approached the ground floor window of the house and used a brick to smash it before pouring accelerant inside and setting it alight.

There were two adults and two children in the house at the time. One adult male was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

There was smoke and fire damage caused to the downstairs living area.

The males are believed to have left on bikes in the direction of Liverpool Road.

An investigation is underway and house-to-house, witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing. It is believed the attack was targeted.

Detective Inspector James Rotheram said, “This was a shocking attack on a family home and it is only by sheer luck that nobody was injured or even killed.

“We know the community will be rightly shocked by what happened and we also know that they may have the answers to what happened and who was involved.

“We are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry but I would ask for anyone who knows anything to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“We are particularly asking for any taxi or delivery drivers who have a dashcam and were in the area to check their footage to see if they have captured anything significant to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23000602899.


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