Arson suspect arrested after doorstep blaze in Cannock

By Thomas Parkes | Cannock | Crime | Published:

A suspected arsonist has been arrested after a fire on the doorstep of a house in Staffordshire.

A 39-year-old woman was arrested following the blaze, which was put out by a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue crew before it spread in Whitby Way, Cannock, yesterday.

Staffordshire Police has since launched an appeal, urging people who witnessed anything to come forward.

A spokesperson from the force said: "No one was injured.

"A 39-year-old woman from Cannock has been arrested on suspicion of arson and enquiries are on-going.

"Detectives are asking anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious to call 101 quoting incident number 143 of December 27."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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