Police say there was intent to endanger life at Wisbech home targeted by arson

POLICE are hunting two men who started a fire at a Wisbech home with intent to endanger life.

Eight people were in the home, in North Street, at about 10pm on Saturday when the attack took place.

A fluid or substance was put through the front door of the property. A man in the room by the door saw the fire start and alerted other people in the property who put the flames out with buckets of water.

It is believed two people were involved in the attack but there are no descriptions.

There were seven adults and a child in the house at the time.


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Detectives are treating the incident as an arson with intent to endanger life.

Det Con Tony Harlow said: “Luckily the man saw the fire and acted quickly because there were other people in the house who were asleep. It could have been a lot worse and I am keen to catch those responsible as soon as possible.”

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CONTACT: Det Con Harlow on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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