Dewsbury man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder released on police bail

arson attack on a house on Stonedene Court, Heckmondwike
arson attack on a house on Stonedene Court, Heckmondwike

A Dewsbury man arrested for attempted murder after a suspected arson attack in Heckmondwike has been released on police bail.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are continuing to investigate an arson attack on a house on Stonedene Court, Heckmondwike at about 4.13am on Sunday August 11.

A 17-year-old male who managed to escape the blaze by jumping from an upstairs window remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition after suffering burn injuries in the incident.

Detectives have made a number of arrests in relation to the investigation over the course of the week, but stress they are still appealing for information.

A 21-year-old man, and a 37-year-old woman, both from the Heckmondwike area, were arrested on Thursday (15 August) and remain in custody under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 19-year-old Dewsbury man who was arrested earlier in the week has been released on police bail.

Two females aged 21 and 17, and a 22-year-old man who were all also arrested earlier in the week have been released without charge.

Anyone who has information or CCTV of the offence or suspicious behaviour on the street is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, (HMET) on 101 referencing Operation PAIRGLEN and crime number 13190409679.

Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat