Police probe after car torched just after midnight

Merseyside Police have launched an investigation
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Police have launched an investigation after a car was found in flames.

At around 12.10am last night (Thursday June 20), emergency services were called to Curlender Close in Bidston, following reports a car was on fire.

Firefighters attended the scene and extinguished the fire, which had caused significant damage to the vehicle. No-one was hurt during the incident.

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A joint investigation is currently underway between Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police to establish the cause of the fire, which is suspected to be arson.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them and assist their ongoing investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector, Peter Stephenson said: “To deliberately start a fire is incredibly dangerous and this incident could have been a lot worse. This has understandably caused concern for the people who live in the area, but please be assured we are taking this extremely seriously and are determined to find the person responsible.

“If you live in the area and saw anything suspicious last night, please let us know. Similarly, if you have CCTV cameras, please check them to see if you captured anything that could help our ongoing investigation.”

Merseyside Police have asked anyone with information to contact their social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 24000543304 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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