CCTV APPEAL: Winter Hill fire investigation

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An appeal has been launched to trace a man in connection with the Winter Hill investigation.

Police say they would like to speak to the passenger in a car which was spotted near to where the fire was first sighted on Thursday, June 28.

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Officers have already spoken to the driver of the car, which is a black Peugeot, registration MC16 ZNV, but would now like to identify the passenger.

Det Con Stuart Lunt, of Chorley CID, said: “This is a complex investigation and we are still working hard to find out how this fire started.

“If you recognise the man in the passenger seat or have any information which could help with our inquiries, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log ref 1176 of June 28.

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or you can do it online at