/ Attempted arson in Tyldesley

Police are appealing for information after an attempted arson in Tyldesley.

Shortly before 10pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017, police were called to reports of an attempted arson on Beechwood Crescent.

Three men left their car and made their way into the front garden of the victim’s home, where they used bricks to break the windows on the ground floor.

They then threw bottles containing accelerant into the home through these broken windows.

The men then damaged the car which was on the driveway, before returning to their own car and fleeing in an unknown direction.

The men are described as at least 6ft tall and wearing black clothing.

Detective Sergeant Neil Lawless of GMP’s Wigan Borough, said: “The first thing the victim knew about the attack was the bricks being thrown through the window of their family home.

“The damage that could have been caused if the accelerant had been lit, or the bricks had hit the victim or her family, is unthinkable.

“These men need to be found, so I’m asking for anyone who heard something at the time or who saw anything that could help with our enquiries, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2185 of 20/09/17. This can also be done anonymously through the impendent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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