OAP rescued after suspected arson attack
A MAN has been arrested after a 71-year-old woman had to be pulled unconscious from a burning house in Birkenhead early today.
Police are investigating the suspected arson at a property in Tulip Avenue.
Officers were called to the house at around 1.50am this morning following a call from a member of the public.
Emergency services arrived to find the house ablaze and a 71-year-old lady unconscious inside.
The women was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital where she is reported to be in a stable condition.
The scene was sealed for examination by fire investigators and a forensic search by scene of crime officers has taken place this morning.cctv
in the area is currently being looked at and house to house enquiries are also underway.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, and is currently being questioned by detectives.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the police at Birkenhead on 0151 777 2264, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. THE GLOBE