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Police in plea after fire attack on flats
8:00am Monday 18th June 2012 in Skipton & The Dales
Detectives are appealing for information following a “dangerous” arson attack which put lives at risk.
The fire spread to a wheelie bin outside the porch.
The occupant of the flat was woken by his smoke alarm.
Detective Sergeant Alan Browne of Skipton CID, said: “This was a very dangerous and reckless act which endangered the life of the occupants of two flats.
Anyone who has any information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Skipton CID, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
An 18-ear-old local man has been arrested and released on bail while police inquiries continue.
A similar arson was reported in Lothersdale near Keighley on Thursday.