POLICE have released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted arson at a Worcester pizza takeaway.
It follows an incident at Caspian Pizza in Sidbury at about 2.20am on Wednesday, December 28 in which two men smashed through a glass door at the premises before attempting to set fire to the shop.
They fled the scene after being confronted by a man in the shop.
One of the men was dressed in dark clothing and was wearing a balaclava.
The other man was wearing a teal coloured hooded jacket, blue Adidas jogging bottoms and distinctive black and white trainers with large white wedged soles.
They left the shop heading up London Road in a dark coloured Audi estate.
Detective Constable Dave Foley said: “This could have been an extremely serious incident and put the lives of people in the shop and surrounding buildings at risk.
“We’re keen to speak to anyone who has any information that could help with our enquiries.
“One of the men we would like to speak to was wearing very distinctive trainers and we’re hopeful that someone will recognise these and be able to help us.”
Anyone who recognises either of the men or has information which could help officers with their investigation should call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident 46s of Wednesday, December 28 2016.
Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.