Lorry damaged in arson attack at haulage firm

Lorry damaged in arson attack at haulage firm

by Henry James (July 2021)

A LORRY was damaged when a petrol bomb was thrown at the vehicle in an arson attack at a haulage company in Skelmersdale.

Officers were called to Messenger Express Ltd, West Pimbo, to reports a truck had been found with smoke damage.

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a suspect throwing a petrol bomb at vehicles parked in the haulage yard at around 10.45pm on July 4.

They are now appealing for anybody with information or anybody who saw anyone acting suspiciously in or around the area at that time to get in touch.

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

DS Diane Higham, of West Lancs CID, said: “This was a reckless attack which could have easily had far more serious consequences and resulted in hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage.

“We have made a number of enquiries to identify those responsible and we are now asking for the public to come forward if they have any information which could assist our investigation.

“Did you see somebody of a similar build, wearing similar clothing to that in the CCTV before or after the attack? Do you have CCTV or dashcam footage of suspicious individuals or vehicles in the area? If so, I would ask that you get in contact with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 64@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0217 of July 5, 2021.

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