Appeal following arson in town centre

Officers would like to speak to the man (pictured) in relation to an arson in Stoke-on-Trent.

Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service notified officers of an ongoing incident on Gitana Street, Hanley, on the morning of Sunday (3 April).

Two commercial bins were found well-alight and two others were found smouldering by fire crews, who worked at the scene to extinguish the blaze by 6.30am.

No-one was injured.

Upon inspection, the fires were deemed to be deliberately ignited.

Police would like to speak to the man (pictured) as part of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information or those who may know of the man pictured should contact us on 101, Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident 207 of 3 April. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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