Terrifying footage shows arsonist setting fire to home of young family

POLICE have released dramatic footage of an arsonist running from a family home after pouring petrol through the letterbox before lighting it.

The arsonist was caught on camera after he put petrol through the letterbox of the home of a young family with a child inside and set it alight on Sunday, September 18.

The incident was caught on CCTV on Bristol Road at 11:11pm.

The footage then shows the suspect running away along Alma Terrace.

No one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished by the home owner.

The incident is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life and officers investigating the incident have released the footage in the hope that someone may recognise the person responsible.

If you believe you know the person in the footage, or have any information which may help police enquiries, officers are asking you to come forward.

You can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident number 446 of 19 September: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/ Alternatively you can call 101.

You can also report information anonymously through Crimestoppers, on either 0800 555 111 or online: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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