POLICE investigating the attempted murder of a family in Heckmondwike have arrested three people, including a 17-year-old girl from Batley.

The aforementioned teenager, a 21-year-old Wakefield woman and a 22-year-old Wakefield man were all arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to an arson attack on a house in Stonedene Court, Heckmondwike at about 4.13am on Sunday morning.

All three remained in custody yesterday evening as enquiries continued.

Anyone who has information or CCTV of the offence or suspicious behaviour on the street is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, (HMET) on 101 referencing Operation PAIRGLEN and crime number 13190409679.

Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

A woman, a 17-year-old boy and two girls, aged 16 and 11, were all taken to hospital after escaping from the blaze at the Heckmondwike house.

Giving an update on Sunday, West Yorkshire Police said the 17-year-old was in a serious but stable condition, suffering from burns and injuries caused by jumping from an upstairs window.

The woman and two girls were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation before being taken to hospital.

A force spokesman said all the house occupants escaped through windows.

Detective Superintendent Mark Swift, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET), said at the time: "This is clearly a very serious incident in which a male has suffered burn injuries and three females have also suffered smoke inhalation.

"It took place at a time of night when a family were at home sleeping and could quite easily have had fatal consequences for those inside.

"We are treating this incident as an attempted murder and I am appealing to members of the public for information."

Mr Swift appealed for any information about anyone buying petrol in cans from garages or who returned home with burn injuries as a result of lighting a fire.

He also asked for anyone who saw, or has CCTV footage of, suspicious behaviour in the area of the house on Stonedene Court to get in touch.