A man wanted in connection with an arson attack at a home in Northfield, where a woman and children escaped death, has been arrested by detectives after an appeal was launched.

34-year-old David White was detained at a property in Rubery after West Midlands Police issued an appeal for information on Thursday 16th April.

Police have launched a hunt for David White in connection with an arson attackWMP
Police launched a hunt for David White yesterday after an arson attack at a Northfield residence

He was sought over a disturbing arson attack on a house in Farren Road, Northfield, where a woman and two children resided.

The fire ripped through the home and destroyed the property but the occupants escaped without serious injury.

A 41-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender – both remain in police custody.

The arson attack took place at a residence in Farren Road in Northfield Google
The arson attack took place at a residence in Farren Road in Northfield

Inspector Dave Sproson said: “We have had a team of officers working around the clock dedicated to tracing the suspect.

“Thankfully nobody was seriously injured but the fire destroyed the property and it could have turned out a lot worse.

“The family have since been safeguarded and are being kept up to date with this latest development.”


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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