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An arson investigation is under way after a flammable liquid was poured through the letterbox of a house as a family slept inside.

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Firefighters were called to a family home in Globe Road, Bethnal Green in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The four people inside escaped unharmed.

Police have now launched a criminal investigation after an examination of the scene.

Anybody with information is asked to contact DS Phil Humphries on 0207 275 4546 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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