Brick-throwing yobs and arsonists target same Stoke-on-Trent house twice in 15 days

Arsonists have torched the front door of a house – just two weeks after the same property was targeted by brick-throwing yobs.

Staffordshire Police are investigating the incidents at the house on Thornley Road, Stanfield.

The vandal attack happened at 1.15am on Saturday, April 25 – followed by the arson attack at 12.15am on Sunday, May 10.

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to a property on Thornley Road to reports that the front door had been set on fire. No-one was injured.

“Police had previously  =been called to the property to reports that bricks had been thrown through a window. Our inquiries into the incidents are ongoing.”

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Fire crews from Hanley and Sandyford attended the arson attack.

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The fire was extinguished and no-one was injured.”

One resident said: “Someone tried to set fire to the door. There was black smoke up the door and the fire alarm was going off.”

It comes as a 65-year-old Thornley Road resident was last week arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker. She was later released without charge.

Anyone with any information about the two incidents should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 14 of May 10 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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