Police are appealing for witnesses after a series of arson attempts and property damage during a 24-hour spree


At approximately 8.40pm on Monday 14 August 2023, GMP received calls to damage to a vehicle and smashed windows in a property on Parkhills Road in Bury.

Around five minutes later, further calls were received in relation to a suspected arson attack, also on Parkhills Road. Colleagues from GMFRS attended the address to make the property safe and secure the scene.

At 9.10pm, police received reports of four males smashing a window of a property on Clifton Street and at approximately 2.55am on Tuesday 15 August 2023, reports came in of someone throwing bricks at a house on Chesham Road. A fire was also started during this incident at the address.

In all instances, no-one was injured and no arrests have been made.

Detectives have been following ongoing lines of enquiry and are now asking for the public’s help in identifying those responsible.

DI Kenny Blain from Bury CID said: “At this point in the investigation, we believe that all of these attacks are targeted and linked.

“We will not tolerate Bury being targeted and we want to reassure the community that we are taking every step to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended and arrested for these crimes.

“To aid our investigation, we are asking for anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or have doorbell, dashcam or CCTV footage in or round Parkhills Road, Chesham Road and Clifton Street in the hours between 8.40pm on Monday 14 August and 3.00am on Tuesday 15 August.

“If you have any information. we urge you to contact 0161 856 8078 quoting log number 3345 of 14 August 2023 or by dialling 101.”

Information can also be passed anonymously through the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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