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Petrol bomb launched through house window in arson attack

Detectives are appealing for information after a petrol bomb was launched through the window of a house in a targeted attack.

At around 1am on July 10, police were called to an address in Crossfield Road in Skelmersdale following reports a petrol bomb had been thrown through the window of a house.

Thankfully none of the occupants were injured, although there was some smoke damage caused to the property.

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are very much ongoing.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.

DS Di Higham, of West CID, said: “This is an extremely serious incident which could have resulted in people being seriously injured or killed.

“We are treating this incident as arson and have a team of detectives working to identify those responsible.

“Although we cannot release any suspect descriptions at this time we would ask anybody who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the arson attack to get in touch with police.

“Similarly, we would ask people to check their CCTV and dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything which could assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 64@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0095 of July 10.