Business targeted by arson attacks

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POLICE investigating two arson attacks at a Wigan business are appealing for witnesses.

Detectives believe a stone merchants on Miry Lane was targeted on Sunday March 9 and Sunday March 30.

In the first incident, it is believed three offenders broke into the compound and set fire to a HGV before leaving towards Woodhouse Lane.

The second occurred at 2.30am when a lone offender broke in and set fire to another HGV, the offenders were caught on CCTV.

PC Mike Swan said: “We believe the business is being purposefully targeted.

“This cowardly crime has caused extreme distress to the owner and his young family.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7225 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.