Thursday, 13 March 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted arson attack in which a small bottle containing petrol was thrown at a pub. The bottle, which had a lit cloth in the neck, was thrown at the New Inn, in Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, at about 10.45pm on Saturday, March 8th. It did no damage to the pub and the bottle shattered on the pavement outside, where the petrol burned for a short time before being put out.
Witnesses described seeing a white man aged in his early 20s, about 5ft 6ins, wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up and a dark blue coat. The pub was sealed off on Saturday evening and officers carried on their enquiries on Sunday. Detectives were back at the scene on Monday dinnertime. The arsonist targeted an upstairs window and it is believed the incident was a domestic affair involving someone living in a flat above the pub.
Police want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attempted arson or seen someone acting suspiciously in the area around that time. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.