House arson attack appeal

Date published: 04 July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack on an Oldham home.

A mattress had been placed in front of the garage of a property in Cranbrook Street, Clarksfield, and set alight. The fire spread to the garage and then the house.

The owner returned at around 1am yesterday to find the house ablaze. Four people were evacuated.

Det Cons Gareth Gwilliam, of Oldham Division, said: “We’re asking anyone who may know who is responsible for this arson attack or who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 9063 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.