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Appeal for information after arson at church hall in St Helens

The following article was taken from the Merseyside Police website. The original article can be read at the following link:

www.merseyside.police.uk/news/latest-news/2018/03/appeal-for-information-after-arson-at-church-hall-in-st-helens

Merseyside Police are appealing for information after an arson at a church hall in St Helens last Wednesday, 28 February.

At around 4.30am, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the outbuilding next to Haresfinch United Reform Church in Derwent Road. Police attended and road closures were put in place and a joint investigation has been launched. Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Matt Smith said: “This was a serious incident, which thankfully did not lead to any injuries or wider damage, but the building has been destroyed and the impact upon those who use it is significant.

“I would ask anyone who saw any persons in the vicinity, acting suspiciously, or saw the incident itself, to come forward. If you have heard any rumours do the right thing and let us know, either directly or anonymously through Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 quoting reference number 18200046116 or you can call or the independent charity @Crimestoppersuk anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form at: crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.

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