Police on the Isle of Wight are appealing for witnesses after three cars were severely damaged in an arson attack in Newport in the early hours of the morning.
Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident at 3.31am and 3.55 am today after a Citroen C3 and a Ford Mondeo parked to the rear of Carisbrooke Road and a Hyundai SantFE parked in Drill Hall Road public car park reported as being on fire.
We are working with Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to determine the cause of the fires, but believe that they were started deliberately.If you were in the area at the time and saw or heard anything unusual at all please contact police.We are following several lines of enquiry, but would like to hear from any members of the public who can help our investigation."
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a suspected arson attack on a disused pub in Gillingham. On Friday 7 June at 11.40pm cameras captured a man, who appeared to smash a window of the former Black Lion in Mill Road.
Over the next hour the same man was seen to walk past the building on several occasions. Footage shows him peering through windows of the premises as a blaze begins to spread. By 12.40am the following morning the building was engulfed by flames.
Explosion. Was this arsonist badly burned? It happened on Sunday 31st March 2013 between 2.30am and 3am at the Mookrakers pub car park, Gorse Hill, Swindon. A silver Renault Megane parked in the pub car park was set alight. It happens at 57 seconds into the video.
CCTV images show a suspect on a bike approach the vehicle in the car park before setting it on fire. The vehicle then explodes into flames and it is believed that the suspect may have suffered burns as a result of this explosion before then cycling down the side of the pub.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Serial arsonists could be targeting empty flats in Eastleigh after a number of fires broke out in buildings across the town. Police are now warning lives could be at risk.
Detective Constable Claire Reynolds said: "We are concerned people are entering and starting fires in what they believe to be vacant or derelict buildings, when, in fact, people still are living in some of the flats."
The latest fire broke out around 7.30pm Monday, February 11, when police were called to a burning block of 15 flats in Ovington Road, Eastleigh. All but one had been vacated because of redevelopment plans. Fortunately, the tenants of the occupied property were out at the time of the fire.
Sussex Police and fire officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a fire which led to five businesses being destroyed. The blaze in Uckfield's high street led to homes being evacuated as flames spread through roof space. Officers are treating the incident as arson.