Appeal for information following suspected vehicle arson in Formby

Police are appealing for information following a suspected arson in Formby on Saturday, 24 April.

At around 8.15pm police received a report that a blue Vauxhall parked on Victoria Road, Formby, had been set alight.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the blaze.

Significant damage was caused to the vehicle but no injuries were reported.

The incident was reported to have taken place between 6.15pm and 8.15pm on Saturday.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the person or persons responsible for stating the fire.

Sergeant Chris Hughes said: “Thankfully nobody was hurt in this incident, but there are a number of people parked nearby and walking in the area who were put in danger by this reckless behaviour.

“If you saw or heard anything or anyone suspicious in the Formby Pinewoods area between 6.15pm and 8.15pm on Saturday3, or captured anything on mobile phone video or dashcam, then please come forward and we will take action.

“Whether you contact us directly or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers, rest assured, your information will be acted upon.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre. You can also call 101 quoting reference 21000262292 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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