Two people charged and named after arson attack kills dog in Preston

Two people are due to appear in court after a dog was killed in an arson attack in Preston.

Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 2:39 pm

Emergency services were called to reports of a suspicious fire at a property in Sowerby Road at around 11.08pm on September 13, 2020.

The fire - which was started deliberately - was at the front of the home next to a pen which contained a dog named Patch.

A neighbour attempted to rescue Patch from the pen, but he sadly later died from his injuries.

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Two people have been charged after an arson attack killed a dog in Preston (Credit: Google)

Two people have now been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and attempted arson with intent to endanger life following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

They are:

- Martin Mansley, 52, of Preesall Close, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston

- Daniel Gardner, 44, of Stargate Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston

They are due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court on December 16.

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