Police appeal after firework attack on disabled Burnley man’s home


DETECTIVES hunting yobs who attacked a disabled Burnley man’s home with fireworks have issued a fresh appeal for information.

Police launched an investigation after the man’s Ford Street house was firebombed in the run up to Bonfire Night.

Three fireworks were shoved through the letterbox and sparked a slow-burning fire on Saturday, October 27th at 10pm.

Flames swept through the front room which had been used as a bedroom.

Luckily the man was not in the property at the time of the fire but the front room was left with significant damage.

Three fireworks were seized by police and officers have been scouring CCTV and making house to house inquiries.

But now a fresh appeal has been made for information leading to the firebugs behind the arson attack.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Someone has posted fireworks through the front door and caused extensive damage to the front living room.

“We are appealing to anyone who might have seen anything or has any information on the fire to come forward.”

Anyone who saw anything suspicious on that date can contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.