Car arson spread to house

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A FIRE started by arsonists spread from a man’s car to his house.

At about 4am on Saturday, the 65-year-old was woken up by the sound of his car alarm on Wigan Road, Standish.

He looked out and saw that his Ford Ranger ablaze. The flames also caused a window to break and damage to drain pipes. The car has been completely destroyed.

Det Con Andrew Partington said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim and the consequences of this incident could have been far more severe.

“We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5307 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.