Luton family arson victims after flammable material pushed through letter box

A Luton family have been the victims of arson after flammable material was pushed through their letter box, and police are appealing for information.

Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 12:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:35 pm

The incident happened on Monday, September 25, in Maryport Road, between 1.45am and 2am, while the family were sleeping. They woke up after smelling smoke and found smoking material on a rug by the front door.

Detective Constable Mandy Godfree, investigating, said: “We are looking for witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the immediate area prior to, or around the time of, the offence. This is a concerning incident and it’s important that we find out who is responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference C/41147/2017 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.