Hereford & Worcester

Bromsgrove arson attack: CCTV released

A CCTV image of one of the men. Photo: West Mercia Police
Image caption Police have released CCTV images of five men they would like to speak to

CCTV images of five young men police would like to speak to in connection with an arson attack in Worcestershire have been released.

The fire happened in Old Station Road, in Bromsgrove, on 3 November.

A woman had placed a couple of charity bags and an old suitcase, containing unwanted clothes and towels, on her doorstep at about 19:00 GMT.

At about 22:00 GMT she discovered a fire outside the front door when the smoke alarm sounded.

She woke her young daughter, who had been in asleep in bed, and they escaped into the back garden.

'Clear images'

The five young men spotted on CCTV walked from Old Station Road into the town centre following the fire.

Det Con Jake Wright, of West Mercia Police, said: "This could have potentially been a much more serious incident.

"The young men we want to trace are white, in their late teens, and casually dressed. Some of the images are quite clear and we hope someone will recognise them."

Detectives also want to speak to anyone who was in the Old Station Road or Conway Road area at the time and saw anything suspicious.

Officers are continuing to work with fire investigators and are treating the blaze as arson with intent to endanger life.

All of the images are available to view on the force's website.

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