Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton family trapped after suspected arson attack

A family had to be rescued from their Southampton home after a suspected arson attack.

A 31-year-old woman and her four children, aged between two and eight, and a 29-year-old man were trapped in the house in Park Road, Shirley.

They were freed by firefighters. Police believe items were put through the front door letterbox and set alight shortly after 21:30 BST on Thursday.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

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