Suspected arson in Atherton

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POLICE are investigating an arson attack on a garage in Atherton.

Firefighters were called to Carr Bank Street, at 7.30pm on Monday after offenders broke into a garage and set its contents on fire.

A 70-year-old woman, who was the owner of the house and separate garage, was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

The blaze completely destroyed the garage and its contents.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed that they attended the scene and enquiries were ongoing.