Officers are appealing for more information after a fire in St Helens
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We are appealing for more information following an arson in St Helens on Sunday 16 January.
At around 9.30pm officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) were called to reports of a fire at allotments on Havannah Lane. No one was injured but extensive damage was caused to people’s greenhouses, sheds, tools and materials.
Further investigations by MFRS at the scene confirmed that this was deliberate. A joint investigation is now underway with MFRS and enquiries are ongoing, including CCTV and house-to-house.
Detective Sergeant Damian Peers said: “This was a dangerous and reckless act of criminal damage where valuable tools and materials were stored that has cost residents serious damage to their property, inconvenience and stress.
“We are keen to speak to anyone in the area of Havannah Lane who saw anything out of the ordinary or captured anyone acting suspiciously on dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage at around 9.30pm on Sunday night.
“Any information you have could prove vital in finding those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with 22000037085.