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Man arrested after arson attack outside a house in Formby this morning

Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue were called out to a fire outside a house in Formby early hours this morning. Police have now launched an investigation into the incident and are looking for witnesses or anyone with more information.

A spokesman from Merseyside Police said: "We arrested a man after it was reported two cars were set on fire outside a house in Formby in the early hours of today (Tuesday 31 March 2020)." "Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service were called at 2.30am to a report two vehicles outside a property on Queens Road had been set light. The fire also damaged the front door of the property." "A 46-year-old man from Sefton has since been arrested on suspicion of arson. He has been taken to a police station to be interviewed about the incident." "A joint police and fire service investigation is ongoing."

A local resident said: "There was an explosion about 2:25am then masses of smoke followed by fire engines." Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 20000191170, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

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