Can you help West Midlands Police with their appeal following this fire and explosion that we attended? Due to the force of the flare the person setting the fire would have been caught in it and is likely to have suffered flash burns, singed hair and damaged clothing.
Police have launched an appeal following an arson attack at a house in Acocks Green last Sunday (24 July).
CCTV shows the arsonist visiting the property on Broad Road with two large white jerry cans and then returning to set it on fire.
Due to the force of the flare the person setting the fire would have been caught in it and is likely to have suffered flash burns, singed hair and damaged clothing.
Unfortunately, Police can’t get a clear image of the offender’s face from the CCTV footage – however we have identified the vehicle driven as a silver Volkswagen Golf Mk6 (2008-2014 model).
Did you see someone filling up two large white containers at a petrol station? Has someone you know recently suffered minor burns?
If you have any information about the attack, the identity of the person responsible or the vehicle used please contact Detective Constable Tom Lyons from Stechford police station on 101.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.