A targeted attack unfolded in the Croxteth area of Liverpool yesterday evening, resulting in the discovery of two live grenades in a house fire. Authorities were alerted when two individuals, dressed in black, forcibly entered a property on Parkview Road, before setting it ablaze around 10:40pm local time. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as residents were swiftly evacuated, and emergency services, including Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, were quick to extinguish the flames.
In a startling development, local police have now confirmed the recovery of not one, but two live grenades. After an extensive search operation, one explosive device was found inside the house, while the other was discovered outside the premises. Both grenades were subsequently disposed of in a controlled detonation by the bomb disposal team on Lower Lane, away from residential areas.
Superintendent Sarbjit Kaur, responsible for local policing, expressed deep concern over the presence of such destructive weapons within the community. “It’s absolutely shocking that within our communities we have these types of weapons,” she commented. The potential for immense devastation was not lost on law enforcement, as Supt Kaur reflected on the unknown consequences if the grenades had detonated. She emphasized the urgent need to identify and apprehend those accountable for this reckless act.
The investigation is still in its early stages, and Merseyside Police are urging anyone holding relevant information, including potential dashcam or CCTV footage, to come forward. The authorities are particularly interested in documentation capturing the events leading up to the break-in and subsequent arson incident. While residents have been allowed to return to their homes, a police cordon remains in place around the affected property as the investigation continues.
1. Were there any casualties resulting from the targeted attack?
Fortunately, no injuries were reported as residents were safely evacuated from the affected area.
2. How were the grenades discovered?
Following the extinguishing of the fire, the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service conducted a thorough search of the property, leading to the discovery of one grenade inside the house and another outside.
3. Where were the grenades disposed of?
Both grenades were safely detonated in a secluded field on Lower Lane by the bomb disposal team.
4. Have the perpetrators been identified?
At this stage, the investigation is still ongoing, and Merseyside Police are actively seeking information from the public to help identify and apprehend the individuals responsible.
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