Appeal after arson attacks

WITNESSES to a string of arson attacks, which caused thousands of pounds of damage, are being called upon to help police.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information following five fires, all of which are believed to have been started deliberately in Hadleigh on Saturday, September 17.

At around 10.45pm in Charter Close, a Mini Cooper was set alight and a carport badly burnt, with around £4,500 of damage caused.

Between 10.45pm and 11.15pm in the same street, a hedge was set on fire. The flames spread to a nearby conservatory causing £500 of damage.

Two wheelie bins at separate addresses in the town’s Pykenham Way were also set alight, one at around 10.40pm and the other at 11.15pm.

A man was also caught on CCTV at Buyright in Calais Street at 10.50pm, when pallets, logs and kindling were destroyed in a blaze at a estimated cost of £4,500.

One witness has already come forward and told police they saw someone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the attacks.

They described seeing a white man, aged between 17 and 20, of slim build, around 5ft 10in tall and with short fair hair. He was wearing a white long sleeve top, which was possibly a hooded jumper.

Calls in relation to these incidents should be made to Pc Matthew Paisley at Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500.