Arson probe reward offer

THE charity Crimestoppers is appealing for anonymous information about repeated arson attacks on a property in Regent Street, Clifton. A reward of up to £2,500 is available.

The most recent attack on the business premises underneath residential flats happened at about 11.25pm on Tuesday 14 February this year. 

Investigators have released a description of a person they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries. The individual is described as 5ft 8in, with an average build. They were wearing a distinctive olive green, parka style jacket and black jeans. It is believed this same person was present when the business premises was targeted on Wednesday 21 December 2022, when windows were smashed and accelerant was poured through the front door letterbox.

Crimestoppers – which is independent of the police – is offering a reward for information it exclusively receives, that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone linked to the arson attacks.

Regional manager Karen MacDonald, said: “We all have to work together to help keep our communities safe from harm. Often it’s the smallest piece of information that can be key to catching someone responsible for deliberately starting fires, which is why we are appealing to anybody who has suspicions or knows who is involved to come forward.

 “We know that for some people it can be difficult to speak directly to the authorities, which is why our charity, independent of the police, is here to help. If you noticed anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the arson attacks, then tell our charity what you know.”