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Woman escapes after arson attack on house in Salford

September 9, 2017 9:47 AM
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Woman escapes after arson attack on house in Salford

Witnesses reported a figure throwing an object through a living room window then running away last night

An arson attack on a house in Salford is being investigated by police.

It’s believed that a woman who was inside the property at the time escaped unhurt.

The M.E.N. understands investigations are focusing on whether a lit object was thrown through a window.

Witnesses reported seeing a figure throw something through a ground floor window at the front of the terraced house into the living room then running away.

The attack - which Greater Manchester Police confirmed is being treated as arson - happened at around 10pm on Friday night on Doveleys Road, Irlams o’ th’ Height, Salford.

Police scenes of crime investigators were said to be present on Saturday morning. The fire service maintained a presence outside the property throughout the night.

A spokesman said firefighters put out a resulting fire in the lounge of the house, which was said to be ‘well alight’ when crews arrived.

Doveleys Road links Claremont Road with Bolton Road in Irlams o’ th’ Height.

A spokesman: “At 21.59, three fire engines from Agecroft, Salford and Broughton fire stations were called to reports of a fire on Doveleys Road, Salford.

“On arrival, firefighters dealt with a fire involving the ground floor of a terraced property, which was well alight.

“Firefighters in breathing equipment went into the house twice to carry out searches. Our own fire investigation team were called out and are working with police.”

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said no arrests have been made.

A spokesman said: "Shortly before 10.10pm on Friday, police were called to reports of a fire on Doveleys Road, Irlam o' th' Height.

"The fire caused serious damage to the inside of the property and the incident is being treated as arson.

"Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2230 of 08/09/17, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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Source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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