Leigh arson attack: front door set alight on Maple Crescent

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Greater Manchester police are investigating the fire.

Police are probing an arson attack in Leigh at the weekend.

Four people went up to a house on Maple Crescent at 12.40am on Saturday (19 September ) and set the front door alight, before fleeing in a silver estate-style car.

No-one was hurt but the occupants were left shaken.

Detective Sergeant Will Hardman, of GMP Wigan’s CID, said: “This must have been frightening for the occupants of the property who, thankfully, managed to make their way to safety.

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“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and identify those responsible. Anyone with information should contact ourselves or Crimestoppers.”

  • Anyone with information should contact GMP via 0161 856 3034 quoting 99 17/09/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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