Two arson attacks in same Prescot street

Hayes Avenue, Prescot, Merseyside
Image caption Merseyside Police are conducting house-to-house inquiries in Hayes Avenue, Prescot

Two houses in the same Merseyside street have been targeted by arsonists.

A child was in one of the properties and three children were in the other when the attacks happened in Prescot on Wednesday.

A window was smashed at 21:20 BST in the first house in Hayes Avenue and the second arson attempt was at 21:30. No one was injured.

Firefighters believe accelerant was used but failed to ignite. Merseyside Police is investigating.

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