Police appeal for witnesses after double arson attack in Dukinfield

Clayton Street, Dukinfield where the arson attacks happened Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a double arson attack in Dukinfield.

Shortly before 12:20am on 25th December, the fire service responded to reports that a Seat Ibiza had been set on fire on Clayton Street.

The fire was brought under control and police spoke with the owner of the car to address any safeguarding concerns and carry out initial enquiries.

Shortly before 12:45am the following day, police were called to the same street to reports that a house was on fire.

Emergency services attended and found the property and two cars on the street outside ablaze. One of the cars was the same one which had been targeted the previous day and the other a Seat Leon.

The fire service managed to get the fires under control but they had already caused extensive damage.

Thankfully nobody was inside the property at the time of the incident.

Detectives investigating the incidents are treating them as targeted attacks and local residents may notice an increased police presence in the area.

The offender’s full intention was to cause fear and intimidation using fire as a weapon.

Detective Sergeant Steve Hall, GMP's Tameside Borough
  • Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 9262 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.