A house was set on fire last night in a suspected arson attack.

Emergency services raced to a house in Shrimpton Road at around 10.45pm after 999 calls from a member of the public who noticed a fire.

Police believe it was an arson attack with intent to endanger life.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Zoe Hardy said: “We believe an accelerant was used to ignite a fire which has caused damage to the address. Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of this incident.

“This offence is being investigated as arson with intent to endanger life and I would urge anyone with any information to contact police immediately. The easiest way to do this is by calling 101 or visiting a police station.

“I would like to thank the member of the public who called emergency services to the scene, as well as residents for their patience while we are in the area to carrying out enquiries.

“I would also like to thank Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service and Red Cross for their assistance.”

Crews from High Wycombe, Amersham, Maidenhead and Slough, as well as the British Red Cross Fire and emergency support service vehicle based at Marlow Fire Station, and two officers, were called out.

Firefighters used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus and a PPV (positive pressure ventilation) fan.

Anyone with information is being urged to call 101 quoting reference 1498 (12/5), or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.