Petrol bomb attack at Lancs lorry park captured on CCTV

This is the moment a petrol bomb was launched at parked lorries at a Lancashire haulage company in a ‘reckless’ arson attack. Police were called to to reports a truck had been found with smoke damage at Messenger Express Ltd in West Pimbo, Skelmersdale. CCTV footage released by detectives shows a suspect throwing a petrol bomb at vehicles parked in the haulage yard.

: East Lancashire’s most wanted men and women on the run from police The offender was dressed fully in black with their hood up and is seen to throw the petrol bomb at four lorries parked next to each other. The incident happened at approximately 10.48pm on July 4.

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing. Skelmersdale Police is now appealing for anybody with information or anybody who saw anyone acting suspiciously in or around the area on the evening to get in touch.

Merseyside Police were called to Messenger Express Ltd in West Pimbo, Skelmersdale to reports a truck had been found with smoke damage.

DS Diane Higham, of West Lancs CID, said: “This was a reckless attack which could have easily had far more serious consequences and resulted in hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage. “We have made a number of enquiries to identify those responsible and we are now asking for the public to come forward if they have any information which could assist our investigation.

“Did you see somebody of a similar build, wearing similar clothing to that in the CCTV before or after the attack? “Do you have CCTV or dashcam footage of suspicious individuals or vehicles in the area? If so, I would ask that you get in contact with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 64@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0217 of July 5, 2021. Download the LancsLive app for free on iPhone here and Android here. To keep updated, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter.

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