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Officers are appealing for information after an attempt was made to set a house alight in Tuffley yesterday, Thursday 5 August.
Police attended Holst Way at 12.55am after it was reported that an unknown suspect had thrown a bottle containing flammable liquid and a lit piece of material at the property.
This took place at around 12.20am with the victim putting out the fire to her porch roof before calling police. No-one was injured as a result of the incident.
CCTV and house to house enquiries have now taken place and officers are working to identify a red vehicle which was seen in the area.
Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department believe that this was a case of mistaken identity and are appealing for anyone with information to please get in contact.
Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and referencing incident 13 of 5 August: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively information can be submitted by calling 101 or anonymously by calling the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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