Man arrested on suspicion of arson following incident in Southport earlier today
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We have arrested a man on suspicion of arson following an incident in Southport in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 26 February.
At around 12.50am, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) informed us of a premises on Bold Street which was alight. Nobody was injured and the fire was extinguished.
Following enquiries, a 21-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been taken to a police station for questioning by detectives.
We remain at the scene this morning to continue our enquiries alongside MFRS.
Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious or has heard any information since is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.