Three wearing balaclavas seen fleeing fire at Croxteth shop

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a fire at a shop in Croxteth in the early hours of Friday, 2 February.

At around 4am, it was reported that Bennetts general store on Carr Lane East was set on fire maliciously.

Three males dressed in black and wearing balaclavas were seen running off towards Croxteth Hall Lane.

The fire is believed to have been started within the shop. No injuries have been reported. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the fire.

A joint investigation between Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police. 

Anyone in the area with information, CCTV or dashcam can contact us on 101 or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 95 of 2 February.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Why not follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Threads? You can also send story ideas or letters to the editor to