Huyton blaze: Police appeal after fire at burgled shop

Hillside Road
Image caption A number of premises were demolished after the fire on Hillside Road

Police have appealed for information after a recent burglary and fire at a parade of shops in Merseyside.

The One Stop convenience store on Hillside Road in Huyton was burgled at about 01:30 BST last Thursday.

Merseyside Police and the local fire service are investigating after a fire broke out and damaged nearby premises.

Insp George Phillips said: "Luckily no persons were injured during the fire, but people have been left without vital services close to home."

He added: "Merseyside Police are determined to bring those responsible to justice and have increased patrols in the area to reassure the community."

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