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Police appeal following a fire at a garage in Bolton


Police are appealing for information after a car garage was set alight in Bolton.  

Shortly before 11.10pm on Monday 6 November 2017, officers were called to reports of a fire at a car storage garage on Britannia Way, Bolton. 

Two men were seen entering the building shortly before the fire broke out and it is believed they broke through a back door and started the fires throughout the garage. 

Two Porsches have been completely destroyed and several others have suffered damage. 

Officers immediately launched an investigation with the support of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and are now appealing to anyone who might have seen the offenders in the area at the time. 

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Bridge of GMP’s Bolton borough said: “This was a deliberate act that caused extensive damage to both the building and the high value cars inside.  

“It is clear that this was a planned act and our investigation will explore why someone chose to do this. 

“I am just grateful that no-one was injured as a result of this reckless behaviour. 

“We are following several lines of enquiry and are currently trawling through local CCTV footage to try to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the fire. 

“If you saw someone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help our investigation, then please call us.” 

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5599 or 101 quoting reference number 2519 of 06/11/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

© Greater Manchester Police 2017