Could this be Coal Clough fire starter?

EARLY STARTER: Suspected of causing fires (S)
EARLY STARTER: Suspected of causing fires (S)

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service turned to Twitter in a bid to identify a man they believe could be responsible for causing fires in the Coal Clough area of Burnley.

An intelligence officer for the service captured a CCTV still showing the man walking down a back street near a railing-topped high wall.

The image was shot early on Tuesday, at 6-32am.

The man is alone, and only a back view is clear.

However, the picture does show that the scruffily-dressed suspected arsonist has a distinct loss of hair, and that he is going bald on top.

He is wearing a blue jacket with possibly a red collar or hood lining, and a cream shirt.

His bluey/grey long baggy trousers have large pockets at the back and his black trainers have white soles.

In the Tweet, Mal Dewhurst (‏@maldewhurst) asks: Recognise this man? @LancsPolice want to speak to him regarding a series of fires in #Burnley #101 @LancashireFRS

The CCTV image of the suspect can be viewed at

Anyone with information about the suspect, or fires in the Coal Clough area of Burnley is asked to contact the police.