West Midlands Police have launched a manhunt after a house in Northfield was set on fire while a woman and two children were inside the home.

Police are hunting a man after a terrifying arson attack place at a property in Farren Road, Northfield, on Monday 13th April 2020 just before 8.30am. The occupants of the house included a woman and two children.

Police have launched a hunt for David White in connection with an arson attackWMP
Police have launched a hunt for David White in connection with an arson attack

Thankfully, the woman and children managed to escape without any serious injury.

Detectives working on this disturbing case want to question David White in connection with the arson attack.

The 34-year-old is suspected of gaining access into the property and setting fire to house furnishings before fleeing the area.

Inspector Dave Sproson said: “We believe this was a deliberate act and those inside the property were known to White.

“It’s just fortunate nobody was seriously injured and they have since been safeguarded.

“We urgently need to trace and speak to him and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible.”


Anyone who has any information relating to this incident please contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference number 20BW/88653G/20.

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