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Arson at Husbands Bosworth

Arson at Husbands Bosworth

Incident number: Inc 17 of 30 August

Police are investigating three reports of arson in Husbands Bosworth – and believe that the incidents are linked.

The first report, which relates to a waste bin being set on fire outside premises in Bell Lane, was made shortly after 11pm yesterday (Wednesday).

A further report was then made stating that two vehicles and a number of wheelie bins had been set alight in Mowsley Road either late last night or in the early hours of this morning (Thursday). The blaze also affected a nearby property, but no-one was injured.

A short time later it was then reported that a van had been set alight in Church Street.

Detective Constable Chantel Booth, the investigating officer, said: "We believe that these incidents are linked to one another and our enquiries are continuing.

"I'm particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in either Bell Lane, Mowsley Road or Church Street either last night or in the early hours of this morning and who saw or heard anyone acting in a suspicious manner.

"Whether you saw something yourself, or you have CCTV or dashcam footage that has picked anything up, I'd like to speak to you."

A 35-year-old man from Gloucestershire has today (Thursday) been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He remains in custody.

Anyone with information should call DC 4637 Booth on 101, quoting incident 17 of 30 August.

See attached Leicester Mercury report of arson at Husbands Bosworth, 31st August 2018.

Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:04 by Martin Reynolds

Tags: Crime Prevention, Press