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CCTV appeal after suspected arson attack at Rainhill farm

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 21/08/2017 20:00:51 Tom Duffy

Police have released CCTV of three men they would like to speak with after a suspicious fire at a farm.

Emergency services were called out to called to a fire in a hay barn at Home Farm on Chapel Lane in Rainhill at around 4.40pm on Sunday afternoon.

Police said nobody was injured in the fire but the blaze caused extensive damage to agricultural machinery and inside the barn.

The fire is being treated as 'suspected malicious'.

Officers have now released CCTV footage of three men who were seen to enter the farm yard just prior to the fire starting. The men can be seen running away moments before a fire breaks out.

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Police believe the men could have information which 'could assist the investigation.'

Detective Inspector Jason Pye said: "The fire caused a significant amount of damage to machinery in the barn. Thankfully nobody was injured but this was obviously an upsetting incident for the farm owner.

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"We are currently looking to trace three males who were seen in the area. CCTV shows them walking around the main farm area shortly before the fire is believed to have started in the barn."

Anyone with any information about the identity of the three males or has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6812 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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