Fire bug caught on camera

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POLICE are monitoring CCTV footage to identify an apparent arsonist in Leigh.

Just after 11pm on Thursday night (June 30), a man was caught on camera setting a bin alight at Leigh bus station.

The man, described as being 19-20 years-old and dressed in black, was seen lashing out at objects at the bus station.

Then he set the bin on fire before getting onboard the number 26 bus.

A fire crew from Leigh attended the scene to extinguish the blaze which caused limited damage.

However, the security guard on site informed them that the arsonist’s movements were all caught on tape for the police to monitor.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Firestoppers on 0800 923 9999.