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Police Release CCTV Of Kearsley Arson

Police say the senseless attack could have caused significant injury.

Police investigating after wheelie bins were set alight in Kearsley have released CCTV images.

At around 2.15am on the July 6th, a man approached four wheelie bins outside flats on Oakes Street, before setting one alight.

Extensive damage was caused to the front of the communal entrance to the flats.

Thankfully no one was injured.

Police have now issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

Sergeant Christopher Whalley of GMP’s Bolton District said: “Since this crime occurred we have been following various lines of enquiry to trace the perpetrator.

“Now we turn to the general public for their assistance. Do you recognize the person in this footage?

“This was a senseless arson attack which could easily have resulted in significant injury.

“If you’re able to assist our enquiries, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Officers are treating this as arson and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything around the time of the fire or can identify the offender.

Details can be reported to police by calling 0161 856 5608 quoting incident number 0353 of 06/07/19.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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