Local police are appealing for information after a fire at the home of a woman and her two young children, which they believe was started deliberately.
The fire at a property in Ellicks Close, Bradley Stoke caused extensive damage to the garage, including a number of appliances and garden tools, as well as a car parked on the driveway.
The incident happened at about 3.45am on Saturday 12th August and, fortunately, the family escaped unharmed.
Investigating officer PC Ryan Day said:
“The outcome could have been so much worse. At the time the fire started, the two young children and their mother were fast asleep inside.”
“I’d urge anyone in the area at the time, or who may have information to help our investigation, to get in touch.”
A 17-year-old voluntarily attended a police station in connection with the incident and was released without charge.
Anyone with information should call the police on the non-emergency number 101 (or contact them online) quoting reference 5217184813. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. They never ask for your name and cannot trace your call.
Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.
Image: Still from a video of the Ellicks Close fire posted on a local Facebook group
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