Image released as arson investigation continues at Wallsend

Police have released a CCTV image as they continue to investigate several suspected arson attacks at a Wallsend property earlier this year.

Detectives attached to Newcastle City Police District have commenced an investigation in relation to three separate arson attacks at a home on Metcalfe Street, Wallsend, on Wednesday 24 June, Saturday 18 and Thursday 30 July 2020.

During the incidents, minor damage was received to the front and side of the home, a carport area and a vehicle.

An elderly woman was inside the home at the time of all three incidents, but she was uninjured.

As investigators continue their inquiries, police have released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He’s described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, between 170cm-180cm tall, with a solid build and facial hair.

Anyone with information which could assist detectives is urged to contact Newcastle Police Station or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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