Arson attack on Plymouth home

3 August 2018, 14:31

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Two people needed treatment from paramedics following an arson attack on a home in Plymouth.

Lit objects were thrown through the ground floor living room window of the property in Mylor Close early on Friday morning, by two people on a moped. 

The fire caused substantial damage to the property. 

A man in his 50s and woman in her 40s were treated for the affects of breathing in smoke. 

Police are investigating the incident which is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life and want to find to suspects. 

One was wearing a motorcycle helmet, a grey tracksuit and trainers with a reflective stripe. The other man was wearing dark clothing. 

A police spokesman said: ''We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the pair on the moped in the area before or after it happened. We would like to reassure residents that we believe this is targeted attack.'' 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/070107/18. 

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org