Petrol bomb launched at parked lorries in ‘reckless’ arson attack

CCTV footage shows the moment a haulage company's lorry park was hit by a petrol bomb and set alight. Merseyside Police were called to Messenger Express Ltd in West Pimbo, Skelmersdale to reports a truck had been found with smoke damage. Detectives have released CCTV footage of a suspect throwing a petrol bomb at vehicles parked in the haulage yard at approximately 10.48pm on July 4.

: Dad in disbelief after going to stranger's house to pick up GBP300 his daughter lost The video shows a person dressed fully in black with their hood up throw the petrol bomb at four lorries parked next to each other. 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.

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

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4) Press Save changes and that's it! 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 [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0217 of July 5, 2021. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

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