Shropshire

Burning newspaper pushed into cat flap of flat

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a home in Shropshire after burning paper was pushed through a cat flap.

The incident happened at a flat in Camross Drive, Herongate, in Shrewsbury at about 0430 BST.

The occupant was awoken by a noise and saw the burning newspaper. The fire was quickly extinguished, police said.

Had the occupant not woken up, the fire could have spread making the incident much worse, police added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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