Long Gully suspicious house fire

Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating after a man set a Long Gully house alight while a man and teenage girl slept inside last month.

Investigators believe an unknown man approached the Holdsworth Road home and set fire to a weatherboard outside the 16-year-old girl’s bedroom about 1am on Friday, 22 July.

The girl woke to find her room full of smoke and raised the alarm to her 52-year-old father.

Country Fire Authority members attended and extinguished the small fire.

There were no physical injuries sustained during the incident.

Investigators have released CCTV of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

He is described as having a medium build and was wearing a hoodie and work boots.

Any witnesses or anyone with CCTV is urged to contact Crimes Stoppers on

1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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