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Further arrest made in connection with Leigh house fire

Officers investigating a fire in Leigh have made a further arrest.

On Thursday 25 October, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

One count relates to a fire at a house on Montreal Street in Leigh on Tuesday 16 October. The other count relates to a fire at a house on Mardale Road in Huyton, Merseyside on Sunday 14 October.

Officers are now treating these incidents as linked.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9908 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111