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Appeal for witnesses after five arson incidents strike in Sudbury in less than an hour

Bins and skips were deliberately set alight during a spate of five arson incidents, which took place in less than an hour, at the end of last week, with police launching an appeal for information.

Officers were called out to Church Street on Friday, at approximately 10.30pm, following calls that a bin bag has been ignited on the pavement, causing damage to a wooden garage door.

Another arson incident took place on the same street, before police received reports of a further three incidents in Ballingdon Street, Quay Lane and Woodhall Road a short time later, which saw skips, bins and tarpaulin set on fire.

Police news. (2791021)
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In all five cases, crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended the scenes and extinguished the flames quickly, and nobody was hurt as a result of any of the fires.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police stated that officers are now investigating whether the incidents, all of which occurred between 10.30pm and 11.10pm, are linked.

They would now like to hear for anybody who witnessed any suspicious activity on any of the streets stated, or who may have vehicle dash-cam footage of what happened.

If you have information, call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 29548/20.

Or, get in touch with the Crimestoppers charity 100 per cent anonymously, by telephoning 0800 555111.

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