Manchester

Police hunt Swinton house arsonists

Police in Greater Manchester are hunting arsonists who broke into a house and started a fire.

They smashed a back window of a house in Anson Road, Swinton, at 2135 BST on Sunday and climbed inside.

Smoke was seen from the house and the arsonists fled the scene in a black Mitsubishi Shogun car.

Det Con Keith Thompson said: "Luckily nobody was hurt in the blaze, but the damage caused inside, particularly to the stairwell, was extensive."

He added: "We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the Shogun in the local area before or after the offence.

"We are also interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a red petrol can being filled up at local filling stations."

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