Teenagers throw firework resulting in flat fire in Moreton

Detectives are appealing for information following a fire in Moreton last night, Sunday 30 October.

At around 6.50pm, officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) were called to reports of a firework being thrown at a property on Pasture Road by a group of teenagers, resulting in a fire to the flat above a shop.

The suspects ran off towards the roundabout on Moreton Cross prior to officers attending.

There were no reported injuries, and CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Ruth Tickle said, “Thankfully no one was injured during this incident but there was significant damage to the entire property which will be hard to replace.

“The incident was extremely distressing for the victim involved and we are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry including CCTV in the local area.

“I would ask anyone who was on Pasture Road yesterday evening who saw anything suspicious or has any information which could assist the investigation to please come forward. Any information you have could be vital to our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police at @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 22000797724.

To report any crime, always contact 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

Image: Stock photo, MFRS

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