Police appeal for information after arson attack at St Helens allotments

Police are appealing for information following a report of an arson at Sexton Avenue Community allotments in Parr, St Helens inn Thursday, April 29.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 12:25 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 12:30 pm
Police are appealing for information following a report of an arson at Sexton Avenue Community allotments in Parr

It was reported that at around 5.15pm five male youths accessed the allotments via Inman Avenue and set a fire. The youths are then believed to have made off from the scene on foot.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible.

Local Policing Inspector Rob Budden said: “Starting fires deliberately is utterly irresponsible, putting our communities at risk and placing an unnecessary strain on our already overstretched emergency services.

“Thankfully the fire service extinguished the fire before anyone was harmed, but this reckless disregard for people and property is simply not acceptable in Merseyside and we are determined to identify those responsible.

“If you know anything about this incident, please come forward as your information could help assist us with enquiries.

“Whether you contact us directly or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers, your information will be acted upon.”

Anyone who was in the area on Thursday with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting reference 21000274302 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.