Manchester

Moston house fire: Police hunt arsonist who targeted bins

Police are searching for an arsonist who set fire to the front of a family's home in Greater Manchester.

The family - including a 20-month-old child - had to be rescued from the house on Caversham Drive in Moston after the fire broke out

The fire service said two wheelie bins standing next to the front of the house had been set alight.

The blaze spread to the house but fire crews were called and put out the flames before the fire spread.

Detectives investigating the arson, which took place at about 06:30 BST on 24 October, are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Det Sgt Alex Wild said: "This incident has left the victims feeling badly shaken up.

"I would urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour early that morning to get in touch."

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