Police are appealing for information after petrol was poured through the letterbox of a property while the occupants were sleeping upstairs.
Officers were called after reports of criminal damage to a property in Cadge Close, Norwich
overnight on Sunday 28 June 2020.
Although no fire was started there was damage caused to the inside of the property and police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information to come forward.
DC Phil Paddon, from Earlham Police Station, said: “We are currently investigating this incident, which thankfully didn’t result in a fire at the location. If the petrol had been ignited, either intentionally or accidently, those inside would have been in serious danger and this could have had tragic consequences.
“The actions of these responsible have caused fear and anger among the local residents. Norfolk Constabulary are committed to keeping local communities safe and will do everything possible to identify and prosecute those who commit such reckless acts.”
Anyone who has information relating to this incident or knows those responsible are asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference 36/42791/20. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form www.crimestoppers-uk.org