A couple had to flee their Oldham home after they fell victim to an arson attack.
It happened at their home on Deva Square in Werneth sometime between midnight and 1am on 7 November 2014.
The culprits deliberately set fire to some rubbish which was being housed in a storage area. This, in turn, caused the door to the storage unit to catch fire which then spread to the front door.
The couple were awoken by the crackling noise from the flames and the smell of smoke and had to flee through the back door of the house. Thankfully they were not injured.
Police are now appealing to anyone who has information to come forward.
Detective Constable Philip Wilson said: â€œLuckily this couple were able to escape before the fire took hold and managed to call emergency services.
â€œIf they had not been disturbed this fire could have had fatal consequences – we have seen in the past the tragedy caused by wheelie bin fires. People have lost their lives and families devastated so it is absolutely vital we find the offenders.
“We do not know why this home was targeted but clearly we need to find the person or persons responsible so we can help the victims make sense of what has happened.
“I would appeal to anyone who has information about what happened to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.