Detectives appeal for information after four cars set on fire overnight
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We are appealing for information after four cars were set on fire in the Princes Park and Aigburth areas in a three hour period overnight.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of grey panel van being set alight on Wellesley Road, Princes Park, Toxteth, at about 11.40pm on Friday, 24 September.
Just over half an hour later a black Ford Ka was set on fire on Devonshire Road, Princes Park, Toxteth, at 00.13am this morning (Saturday, 25 September).
The fire service and police were called out again to two further incident on Colebrooke Road, Aigburth. The first incident which involved a grey Ford Fiesta being set on fire, occurred at 1.08am and the second incident, where a grey Fiat Panda was targeted, was reported at 2.49am.
Damage was caused to all four vehicles and fortunately no-one was injured.
Detectives are carrying out a joint investigation with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. House-to-house inquiries have been carried out in the area and forensic examinations have taken place at the scene of each incident. Officers will also be examining CCTV footage in a bid to identify the offender/offenders.
Detective Inspector Ben Dyer, said: "The owners of the vehicles targeted in these incidents are obviously distressed by what has happened and we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
"If you live locally and may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the early hours of this morning please come forward. I would also appeal to anyone who may have CCTV or Dashcam footage to come forward as they could be in possession of vital information which would help our inquiries."
Anyone with information can contact our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference the following reference numbers: 1237 of 24 September; 0011 of 25 September; 0057 of 25 September or 0124 of 25 September. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.