Fire started in Daventry home after someone put a lit rag through the letterbox

The same property was also damaged two days prior to the arson when graffiti was painted on it

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 5:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 5:40 pm

A Daventry home has been targeted by criminals twice this week after it was set on fire and vandalised.

The most recent attack was at around 3.30am yesterday (May 26) when a fire was deliberately started at the property in Admirals Way after someone posted a lit rag through the letterbox.

The householder was alerted by their smoke alarm and was, fortunately, able to put out the flames before the fire service arrived.

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Admirals Way in Daventry.
Admirals Way in Daventry.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: "Thankfully no-one in the property was hurt during the incident, which is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life."

The same property was also the target of criminal damage on Monday, May 24 when it was vandalised with painted red graffiti.

A 28-year-old Daventry man was arrested in connection with the investigation but has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone who has seen anything suspicious in this area, has any relevant CCTV or dash cam footage, or has any information about either incident is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111, quoting incident number: 21000289622.