Liverpool arsonists in spate of wheelie-bin attacks

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Liverpool fire services have warned the public to hide their wheelie bins following a spike in Arson attacks.

The call comes after 6 sites were targeted in just 4 days at a number of locations across Merseyside.

This latest burst of arson attacks saw firefighters called out called out to Fazakerley, Thornton, Kirkby, Toxteth, Cosby and Leasowe to tackle blazes.

Now there are fears that this spate of arson attacks could pose a danger to life.

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Speaking about the recent rise in arson attacks across Merseyside,Ian Mullen, Arson Reduction Co-ordinator for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, said that people should ensure their wheelie bins are stored away from their property, only put out on the day of collection and brought back immediately once emptied.

Hkrge said: “Fires involving wheelie bins can spread to buildings and pose a danger to people who live or work in those properties. If a fire appliance is called out to a deliberate fire, this could also delay the response to other emergencies.

“All fires that we attend are investigated and people should be aware it is a criminal offense to deliberately set fires. We work with the police to identify those responsible for setting fires and if caught they will be prosecuted.”

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