Reward for arson info

A £1,000 reward is being offered for information following a string of arsons in Hadleigh.

The reward, available from Crimestoppers, is for information which will lead to the arrest and charge of those responsible for any of the 18 incidents which have occurred in the town since the start of 2012.

In the past four months 10 wheelie bins, a motorhome, two cars, a van, a moped, wooden fence, skip, farm machinery and an aviary have all been set alight with the majority of the attacks occurring in the early to late evening.

The most recent incident happened in Raven Way at around 10.40pm on March 30 when a Land Rover was attacked. The fire spread to a camper van parked nearby and both vehicles suffered significant damage with a cost of around £27,000.

Ann Scott, eastern regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “These are thoughtless attacks which could have resulted in the injury or even death of an innocent member of the public.

“Hadleigh is an extremely safe place to live so these incidents have shocked the local community. People should come forward so these awful crimes can be stopped and further arson attacks prevented.”

Anyone with information regarding the arson attacks can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at