Arson attack on Santander bank in Horwich

The Bolton News: Santander Bank in Horwich. Lighted paper was pushed through the letterbox Santander Bank in Horwich. Lighted paper was pushed through the letterbox

AN arson investigation has been launched after someone tried to set a bank on fire.

Police were called to Santander in winter Hey Lane, Horwich, just before 9am yesterday after a flaming paper was put through the letterbox.

The fire failed to spread and went out, causing no damage to the building. The person who put the paper through the letterbox was pictured on CCTV, but the footage is blurry and hard to make out.

The arsonist is described as wearing dark clothing and carrying a dark bag and a plastic bag from a supermarket.

It is the second serious incident at the bank, after an armed robbery took place in September.

Firefighters went to the bank later and have installed a cover to prevent further similar incidents. A police spokesman said: “This is an arson investigation and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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1:25pm Wed 4 Dec 13

filthy6 says...

Blurry picture? There's nobody on it....!
Blurry picture? There's nobody on it....! filthy6

1:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

A bank you say? It looks more like a dry cleaners shop.
A bank you say? It looks more like a dry cleaners shop. boltonnut

2:22pm Wed 4 Dec 13

macauley says...

filthy6 wrote:
Blurry picture? There's nobody on it....!
must be the smoke or something.
[quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: Blurry picture? There's nobody on it....![/p][/quote]must be the smoke or something. macauley

4:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Vic_toria says...

lit paper not lighted paper..... dear me!!
lit paper not lighted paper..... dear me!! Vic_toria

5:18pm Wed 4 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

Vic_toria wrote:
lit paper not lighted paper..... dear me!!
Having looked it up I'm not sure about that my dear...

Its a bit like "hanged until dead".


Lynn Truss will be along shortly!
[quote][p][bold]Vic_toria[/bold] wrote: lit paper not lighted paper..... dear me!![/p][/quote]Having looked it up I'm not sure about that my dear... Its a bit like "hanged until dead". Lynn Truss will be along shortly! atlas123

5:19pm Wed 4 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

Vic_toria wrote:
lit paper not lighted paper..... dear me!!
Perhaps

perhaps "Burning Paper" would have been a safer bet.
[quote][p][bold]Vic_toria[/bold] wrote: lit paper not lighted paper..... dear me!![/p][/quote]Perhaps perhaps "Burning Paper" would have been a safer bet. atlas123

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