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Car and cabin hit in spate of arson attacks in Leominster

By Sophie Madden | Leominster | Crime | Published:

A series of deliberate fires have taken place across Leominster.

A for sale sign, fence panels, a car and a portable cabin have all been damaged in the crimes.

West Mercia Police is appealing to information about the arson attacks, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday last week (September 13 and 14). Investigations are ongoing into the incidents.

Sergeant Sarah Knight said: “We are not, at this time, linking the incidents together, however we are keeping an open mind as our enquiries continue.

“We take such incidents seriously and are continuing to work closely with partner agencies, as well as conducting additional patrols in the area.

“The wider community may be able to provide us with information and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.

“Did you see anyone coming home late, perhaps smelling of smoke or with singed clothes? It is also possible that people in the locality of the incidents might have caught something on their CCTV systems which could aid our enquiries.

“We are also interested in speaking to a person believed to have passed through Castlefields and Silurian Close on Wednesday (13 September 13 at around 9:30pm as it is believed that they may have information relating to one or more of the incidents.

“If you were this person or you know who it was please contact us.”

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The for sale sign was set alight in Gateway Lane, Leominster between 6pm and 8am on September 13 and fence panels were set alight at the rear of Holme Lea overnight.

An electric box was set alight in Gateway Lane overnight and a vehicle on a driveway that was set alight on Marlborough Close was reported at 5:05am on September 14.

A portable cabin was destroyed by fire on South Street, with damage also caused to hedging in the alleyway leading to Marlborough Close.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by phoning the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden
@SMadden_Star

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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