Man and woman set fire to flat in Southport to escape the law


Photo: Castle Walk, Southport (8am)


Appeal – Fire in Castle Walk, Southport

Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following a suspected arson in Southport this morning (17 May 2016).

Police were called by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to an address on Castle Walk just after 7.30am to reports of a fire at a flat.

Officers attended and a search of the area was carried out. A forensic examination of the scene has taken place. House to house enquiries have been carried out and CCTV opportunities are being explored.

No one was injured during the incident.

Detective Constable Adam Youds said: “We are treating this fire as suspicious and urge anyone with any information about this incident to call us so we can take action against the offender or offenders.

“Any fire has the potential to cause loss of life and it is fortunate that no-one was injured, or worse.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3837 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



Man and woman set fire to flat in Southport to escape the law

Police were called to an address on Castle Walk, Southport this morning following reports of a disturbance, Tuesday 17 May 2016.

Our reporter spoke to near by resident that said:

“This house is a drug den. When the police arrived I could see a man and a woman climbing out of a back window hiding from the police – then the fire started in order to divert the people running away.

Fire fighters entered the property and quickly extinguished the fire before it spread and burnt down the building and other residents living in it.

Two appliances attended the scene. At the present time it is understood that no arrests were made and police enquiry is ongoing.


Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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