At around 10pm on Monday 20 September 2021 police were called to reports of a fire at Na Na’s Café and Grill, School Road.
Emergency services attended and a small number of residents from surrounding properties were evacuated as a precaution.
GMP have been working alongside GMFRS (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service) to determine the cause of the fire and it is now being treated as arson.
A full investigation was launched by detectives and following enquiries a 28-year-old man was arrested today (22 September) on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life
He currently remains in custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector Helen Bagnall of GMP’s Trafford district said: “Thankfully no injuries were sustained as a result of the fire but this was a deliberate and reckless act that could have potentially cost lives.
“We have been following multiple lines of enquiry to identify the person or persons responsible for the attack and I’m pleased to say we currently have one man in custody for questioning.
“Although we have a man in custody I will stress that our investigation remains ongoing and if you do have any information, or video footage, that could assist our enquiries then please get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information or footage, should contact police on 0161 856 7544 or 101 quoting incident 3264 of 20/09/21.
Alternatively details can be passed via our LiveChat function at http://www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.