Police appeal for witnesses after arson in Sidford

PUBLISHED: 13:38 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:52 02 August 2017

Crime has risen by 17 per cent in North Somerset.

Crime has risen by 17 per cent in North Somerset.

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Police are appealing for information after a bin was set on fire in Sidford in the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a bin was set alight at flats in Sidford.

The incident happened at 2am this morning (Wednesday, August 2) at flats along Lower Brook Meadow.

A police spokeswoman said residents called officers after a disturbing a male offender setting light to a communal bin.

She added: “The offender ran off; he is described as white, late teens of average build and wearing a striped long sleeved T-shirt.”

A crew from Sidmouth Fire Station was called out at 2.13am to the road to find the fire was out on arrival.

A fire service spokesman said: “The fire was out on our arrival but was checked by the crew. The cause of the fire was deemed to be deliberate.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/064203/17.


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