Suspected arson attack on home

Grimsby: Did you see anything suspicious?

15 Dec 2016

We are today appealing for help in tracking down those responsible for a potentially deadly arson attack on a Grimsby home.

The incident happened between 8.30pm and 8.50pm on Tuesday, December 13, at an address in Tivoli Gardens.

Two bins were set alight and pushed against the door. Luckily, the occupant was out at the time.

Significant damage was caused to the door of the property but no one was injured as a result.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service also put out three further bin fires in the same evening – one to the rear of Buttermere Way and two close to Asda opposite Ellis Way.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicki Miller said: “The consequences of these actions were potentially deadly and I would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in these areas to come forward.

“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated. We work closely with our partners in Humberside Fire and Rescue, North East Lincolnshire Council and other key agencies in North East Lincolnshire to tackle this kind of offending, dealing robustly with those found to be involved and educating young people about the potential consequences of deliberately setting fires.”

Humberside Fire and Rescue Community Safety Advocate Carl Turner added: “Deliberate fires affect communities by adversely impacting on the reputation and image of the area – and many of those responsible for committing arson and antisocial behaviour-related fires are well known to residents.
“Lighting fires deliberately can cost lives – either as a result of the fire getting out of control, or by diverting our resources away from other emergency calls.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 2235531.