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Friday, 03 July 2015

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Detectives investigate Cumbria blaze

DETECTIVES are continuing with the investigation into a Cumbria blaze.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and police were called to Shore Road, Salterbeck, Workington after three cars had been set on fire on the street and the driveway between two residential houses.

The cars, a Ford Mondeo, a Fiat Multipla and a Seat Arosa, were all seriously damaged. One part of a house was also damaged in the blaze.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or who may have knowledge of the incident which took place at 4.15am yesterday.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Brown, who is leading the investigation, said: “This incident could have had tragic consequences. The families were in bed and asleep at the time the cars were set alight and it is only as a result of the fires being discovered that no one was harmed.

“This has been a frightening experience for all those involved and we are supporting the victims. Our priority is to find out who put these people’s lives in serious danger.

“We appeal to anyone who was in the Shore Road or Salterbeck area between 3am and 4.3 am yesterday. Anyone who was travelling to work, going home, taxi drivers who may have been in the area, we appeal to them to cast their minds back and see if they remember seeing anything suspicious.

“If you have any information about who is responsible for placing people’s lives in danger and destroying their property, can you please contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to CID in Workington.”

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