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Arson attack guts home in Ashton-on-Ribble

Posted on - 13th July, 2017 - 12:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, News, Tulketh
Wellington Road was closed off during the incident Pic: Google
Wellington Road was closed off during the incident Pic: Google

Witnesses are being sought after an arson attack which saw three rooms of a Preston home set on fire.

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Preston Police say someone entered the terraced house in Wellington Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, during Saturday (8 July).

Around 3pm the fires were started in the top floor bedroom, a first flood bedroom and a stairwell on the ground floor.

They made off from the scene and thankfully no one was hurt in the fire which caused significant damage to the property.

DC Jat Bunger, of Preston CID, said: “This incident could have been a lot worse and it is lucky that nobody was hurt and the fire did not spread to any neighbouring properties. However it did cause a large amount of damage to the house in question.

“The fires were started in broad daylight and we believe somebody may have been in the area at the time who saw or heard something that didn’t seem quite right. If you have any information, we would urge you to contact us as soon as possible.”

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Anyone with information about the incident can ring police on (01772) 209746 or 101, quoting log number 979 of July 8th.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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