Arson on St Theresa Church Grounds

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: April 29, 2024

On 29 April a fire was discovered inside the garages on the grounds of St Theresa’s of the Child of Jesus Church in St Helens. A window of the church was also found to have been smashed. The Detective Police Inspector, Jimmy Rotheram, commented: "It’s truly shocking that a church, which is such a valued resource and focal point for the community, has been targeted in this way."

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was able to extinguish the fire, which, however, caused significant damage to the garages.

A police investigation is underway. The fire is suspected to be deliberate.

Sources: St Helens

Image: David Dixon, Wiki Commons