A suspected arson in a North Yorkshire town saw a man light an object on fire before throwing it at house.

It happened at around 1.20am on Monday, January 2 at an address on Fifth Avenue, Colburn in Richmond.

No one was injured in the attack and police are now appealing to the public for more information on the incident.

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If you saw anything suspicious in the area at this time or have any information you are encouraged to get in touch with North Yorkshire Police.

The force has also released a CCTV image of someone that they hope will jog someone’s memory or someone may recognise the individual pictured.

They were seen in the area around the time of the incident dressed in grey clothing with their hood up.

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A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “If you recognise the individual or have any other information which could help our investigation, please get in touch by emailing Eleanor.harder@northyorkshire.police.uk or call 101 and ask for 893 Eleanor Harder.

“Please quote our reference number 12230000600 when passing on information.

“If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”