Police investigating arson attempt at Preston city centre offices

Posted on - 10th October, 2018 - 4:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Offices in Arundel Place, Avenham Pic: Google
Offices in Arundel Place, Avenham Pic: Google

An attempt to set fire to a set of offices in Preston city centre is being investigated.


Preston Police are appealing for information after petrol was poured through a letterbox.

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The incident in at the Onward Homes offices, in Arundel Court, Avenham, took place during the afternoon of Friday (5 October). It is next-door to the ten-storey Lincoln House tower block.

Once poured through those responsible set alight to the fuel before making off.

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Detective Constable Andy Forsyth, of Preston CID, said: “This was a serious incident and it is only a matter of luck that no-one was seriously injured.

“I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us on 101 quoting log number 721 of October 5th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Update: An earlier version of this post stated the arson attempt was at Lincoln House. This was incorrect. The information provided by police stated the arson was at Lincoln House. This has since been clarified and we are sorry for an upset or alarm caused.

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