Petrol bomb thrown into house as family slept

Petrol bomb thrown into house as family slept

by Henry James (July 2021)

A PETROL bomb was thrown into a house as a family slept inside in an arson attack in Skelmersdale.

Police were called at around 1am on Saturday, July 10, following reports a petrol bomb had been thrown through the window of a property in Crossfield Road.

None of the occupants were injured, although there was some smoke damage caused to the property.

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

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.

DS Di Higham, of West Lancashire CID, said: “This is an extremely serious incident which could have resulted in people being seriously injured or killed.

“We are treating this incident as arson and have a team of detectives working to identify those responsible.

“Although we cannot release any suspect descriptions at this time we would ask anybody who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the arson attack to get in touch with police.

“Similarly, we would ask people to check their CCTV and dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything which could assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 64@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0095 of July 10, 2021.

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