POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack on a house in Collin Croft, Kendal, last night.

Officers believe the building, which was occupied at the time of the incident, was deliberately targeted when a ‘large amount’ of cardboard stacked outside the front door was set alight.

The fire had been put out by the time police arrived at the scene.

A Cumbria Police spokeswoman said the incident occurred between 10.45pm and 11.15pm.

She added: “Life would have been endangered if the fire had not been put out as soon as it was.”

Anyone with information should contact Kendal police on 0845 3300 247 or telephone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.