Police make two more arrests in Heckmondwike arson case

West Yorkshire police have made two more arrests as part of an ongoing investigation regarding an arson attack on a family home in Heckmondwike.

The incident took place at a house on Stonedene Court in Heckmondwike around 4:13am on Sunday 11 August.

A 17-year-old male who managed to escape the blaze by jumping from an upstairs window remains in hospital and is reportedly in a critical but stable condition after suffering burn injuries in the incident.

Police arrested a 45-year-old man from Batley and a 31-year-old man from Cleckheaton on suspicion of attempted murder on Wednesday.

Detectives have made a number of arrests in relation to the investigation, but stress they are still appealing for information.

DCI Sharron Kaye, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We continue to have a number of active enquiries ongoing into this incident and have two more suspects in custody who are being interviewed today.

“I continue to ask anyone who has information but has not yet come forwards to do so. A 17-year-old male continues to be treated for very serious injuries in hospital in an arson attack on a property in which his mother and sisters were also present.”

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