Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key Leave this site
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
We are appealing for information following a suspected arson at a building on Harthill Road on Monday 3 May.
At around 3.25pm we received a report that Beechley Stables on Harthill Road, near Calderstones Park, had been set on fire.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) extinguished the fire and a building was damaged.
No injuries were reported.
Following a joint investigation with MFRS, it is believed the fire was started deliberately and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.
Community Policing Inspector Neil Birkett said: “Starting a fire deliberately in this manner is utterly irresponsible, putting our communities at risk and placing an unnecessary strain on our already overstretched emergency services.
“Thankfully the fire service extinguished the fire before anyone was harmed but this reckless disregard for people and property is simply not acceptable in Merseyside and, rest assured, we are determined to identify those responsible.
“If you saw anything or anyone suspicious in the Harthill Road area on Monday please come forward as your information could help assist us with enquiries.
“Whether you contact us directly or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers, your information will be acted upon.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, call 101 or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111, with reference 21000282929.