Petrol poured on front door in late night arson attack

A car was set alight and front door doused in petrol in a suspected arson attack at a Wigan property.

Friday, 14th September 2018, 8:05 am
Updated Friday, 14th September 2018, 9:12 am
Incident in Atherton last night

Crews from Atherton station were called to Tyldesley Road, Atherton, shortly before 11pm yesterday (Thursday September 13).

On arrival, they found a car had been set on fire at the rear of the property, and petrol had been poured over the front door of the house and lit on fire.

The vehicle, reported to have been a Jaguar, was destoyed by the flames, but the house suffered only minor damage after firefighters were able to extinguish the flames on the front door.

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Nobody was injured during the incident and the occupants escaped the house safely, firefighters reported.

The fire crews were in attendance for just over an hour before the investigation was passed on to Greater Manchester Police.

More to follow.