POLICE are hunting would-be arsonists who threw a petrol bomb at a Wallasey home.

Emergency services were called to Edith Road just after midnight on Saturday, August 10 following reports of a bottle containing petrol being thrown at a home.

The bottle did not ignite but caused minor damage to a window.

No-one was injured during the incident.

CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible.

Detective inspector Laura Lamping said: "Thankfully there was no serious damage or any injuries caused, but the consequences of this incident could have easily been catastrophic for any occupants and those at neighbouring properties.

"We believe that the incident was targeted but are keeping an open mind at this stage to the motive.

"Our CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing so if you have heard any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously around midnight or just before, come forward and we will take action.

"Check any home CCTV too as this may provide significant information.

"We are determined to find those responsible for putting our communities at risk and bring them to justice."

Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police on social media via @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 19100442812.