Police are investigating after an arson attack on a flat in Rifle Fields, Water Street, Springwood.

Detectives believe the fire started after the house was burgled.

Now they are appealing for witnesses.

Det Insp Seth Robinson of Kirklees CID said: “Three men broke a Euro-Profile lock at the house at 10pm on Monday night and stole the keys to a VW Up which they crashed not long afterwards in Syke Lane.

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“The three men made off in a second vehicle, a white Kia. One of the men, a 21-year-old, is currently in custody.

“Anyone who has seen what happened or has any information should call 101 and ask for DS Hartley.”