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Coaches set on fire in Salford car park

Coaches damaged in fire
Image caption The man was seen setting fire to the coaches in the early hours of Saturday

An arsonist set fire to three coaches and damaged a fourth in an attack in a Salford car park.

The coaches were parked at The White Horse pub car park on Eccles Old Road when the attack took place at about 04:00 BST on Saturday.

Police said a man searched a red VW Golf before he went into one of the white Volvo coaches and tried to steal a TV monitor.

He then set the coach alight along with two others.

The blaze spread to a fourth coach.

Police have urged anyone with information to contact them.

They particularly want to trace the driver of a Ford Transit Connect van that passed the pub at the time, as well as a milkman believed to have been working in the area.

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