Family escape injury in arson attack on Manchester home – which could have had ‘devastating’ consequences

By Neil Robertson

A deliberate arson attack on a young mother and her three children could have had ‘devastating’ consequences – however the Manchester family escaped unscathed.

The woman, 26, was with her baby and two other children, aged nine and six, when an unknown lit object was pushed through her letterbox on Wednesday.

A resulting fire damaged the letterbox, a carpet and a curtain, before burning out.

Detective Constable Louise Moss, said: “While only minor damage was caused inside the property this fire was started deliberately while a mother and her three children were present.”

The attack happened on Nuffield Road, Manchester, sometime between 10:30pm on Wednesday April 10 and 11:30 am the following morning.

Detective Constable Louise Moss appealed to Greater Manchester residents for help in finding those responsible for this shocking attack.  

“Had it taken hold the consequences of this arson could have been devastating and tragic and I would ask anyone who saw what happened, knows who is responsible or has any other information that may assist to call us,” she said.  

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8284, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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