Two men, aged 49 and 47 have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after fire ripped through three properties in Partington yesterday

Nobody was injured when the fire on Devon Road was believed to have started at the back of one of the properties before spreading up into the loft area around 4am.

Detective Sergeant John Seaton, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “This fire spread across three separate properties where children were present, sleeping in their beds at the time.

“Fortunately no one was injured during this reckless attack, however the consequences of this fire could have been disastrous.

“Although we have made two arrests, our investigation is still ongoing and I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this attack or have any information surrounding this fire to please contact police as soon as possible.”


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