Man, 35, arrested on suspicion of arson after Manchester Road fire

Date published: 23 September 2021

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after reports of a fire on Manchester Road, Rochdale, at 6.30am this morning (Thursday 23 September).

The man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and remains in custody for questioning.

Thankfully there were no injuries

Detective Inspector Matthew Hamer, of Rochdale CID, said: "This incident could have escalated and been much worse, putting other members of the public in danger.

"Our officers have moved quickly to identify and arrest a suspect."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4668 quoting incident 515 of 23/09/2021.

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If you can't report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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