Arson attack on Altofts flat

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ARSONISTS torched a flat during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The blaze broke out in the empty flat above the One Stop Shop on Church Road, Altofts, shortly before 2am.

Sgt Julie Fitzpatrick from Normanton neighbourhood police team (NPT) said the cause of the fire was being treated as “malicious ignition”.

She added: “We believe someone broke in to the property and started a number of fires within.

“We are currently reviewing CCTV footage from the shop below.”

The road was closed while fire crews from Normanton, Wakefield and Castleford tackled the blaze and police remained on scene until noon on Saturday while investigations were carried out.

Anyone with any information should contact Wakefield CID on 101.