Police appeal for witnesses after arson in Sidford

Police are looking in to the attempted handbag snatch.

Police are looking in to the attempted handbag snatch. - Credit: Archant

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.”

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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.”

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

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