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Police launch appeal after home arson attack

By Oliver Young 10th February 2021

Police launch appeal after home arson attack
Extent of the fire damage at the Dennison Road property

Bodmin Police have begun to follow forensic leads after firelighters were pushed through the letter box of a property on Dennison Road.

At around 12:30am on Sunday, February 7, an individual or individuals posted the flammable product into the residential premises.

The sleeping residents were extremely lucky to be woken by the smoke alarm before managing to extinguish the flames before a serious fire could take hold.

Detectives are treating the incident as extremely serious and have now launched an investigation into the events.

It is understood that the study of forensics will be crucial in attempting to identify the assailant or assailants with the process now underway. 

The lucky escape undoubtedly will stir memories amongst the Bodmin community of a similar incident that occurred over ten years ago.

Mary Fox was killed by youths who pushed fireworks through her door at her house on Wallace Road on Bonfire Night in 2009.

Following the tragic attack, three teenagers were convicted of manslaughter.

A spokesperson for Bodmin Police appealed for anyone with knowledge on the Dennison Road incident to come forward.

They said: “Someone out there will know who carried out this act, please contact us or Crimestoppers, and tell us who did this, you can remain anonymous if you wish to.

“If you did this then step forward now, taking responsibility & owning up will go in your favour.

“I would like to reassure the community this is a rare incident, Bodmin is a very safe place to live but it is a reminder to ensure you have a working smoke alarm which is tested at least once a month.”

By Oliver Young 10th February 2021

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