Police hunt Rochdale arsonist

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in relation to an arson attack on a Rochdale family’s home.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday 12 April at an address on Whitworth Road. The man set fire to the front door of the house using an accelerant and it quickly spread across the front of the property, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to the lounge.

Luckily, the occupants of the house were not in at the time and nobody was hurt.

The arsonist is described as white, slim build and between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in tall. He was wearing a dark-coloured, thigh-length parker jacket with the hood up and a black cap underneath the hood of the coat, jeans and black shoes.

GMP’s Detective Constable Amie Whitehead said: “We have a couple of CCTV images of the suspect walking away from the house immediately after it was set alight.

“They are not great quality, but you can see he walks away from the house, crosses Jarvis Street and walks along a footpath onto Jepheys Street.

“He then crosses a small car park and grassed area onto Taylor Street before disappearing out of view.

“If you believe you recognise this man, or have any information which may assist our investigation, please call police.”

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