Police release CCTV vision after puppy dies in suspicious fire in Sydney’s west

PLEASE NOTE: CCTV vision of a person police would like to speak with is available via Hightail and an image of ‘MJ’ the eight-week-old puppy is available on NSWPF social media pages.

Police have released CCTV vision, and are appealing for information from the community, after a puppy died following a suspicious unit fire in Sydney’s west earlier this year.

About 12.50am on Tuesday (22 June 2021), emergency services were called to a unit at Marsden Road, St Marys, following reports of a fire.

The blaze was extinguished by Fire and Rescue NSW a short time later.

An eight-week-old puppy called ‘MJ’ was located inside the home and died as a result of the fire.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command established a crime scene and launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

As investigations continue, police have released CCTV vision of a person officers would like to speak to.

That person, who was seen in the area prior to, and after the fire, is depicted wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper or jacket and baggy style jeans.

Inquiries are continuing.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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