Bromborough charity shop targeted in arson attack

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Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the blaze at Claire House children's hospice shop

A charity shop has been gutted in an arson attack in Merseyside.

Firefighters and police were called to the Claire House children's hospice store in Bromborough, Wirral, at about 03:40 GMT.

A passer-by had seen smoke pouring from a broken window and dialled 999.

No one was injured but the building was badly damaged in what Merseyside Police are treating as a deliberately-started fire. The force has launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Det Insp Paul Parry said: "The charity which is based there will inevitably be disrupted and that is a great shame when it does so much good in the local community.

"Someone out there will know who has done this and I would urge them to do the right thing and come forward."

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