Suspected arson at two houses on south bank

Goole and Grimsby

29 Jan 2019

Officers are investigating after two suspected arson attacks on two houses on the south bank yesterday.

We received a call around 9.30pm that a fire had started behind a house on Third Avenue in Goole.

The caller managed to put the fire out but found that cardboard tubes had been stuffed behind guttering and set alight. No-one was hurt. It’s not believed that it was a targeted attack.

In a separate incident earlier in Grimsby, a fire was allegedly started on purpose around 7pm at a property on Donnington Street.

It’s thought the blaze started after something was pushed through a door. No-one was hurt. A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this and is in our custody.

Neighbourhoods Superintendent Dave Hall said: “Setting fire to a property intentionally can pose a serious risk to life and to property and is something we do not tolerate.

“These are two unconnected incidents that just so happened to occur on the same night. We are taking both incidents very seriously because of the risk to local communities and my officers are now investigating.”

If you have any more information regarding these incidents please contact us. Log 557 for Goole and log 494 for Grimsby refer.