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CCTV image of man police want to speak to after arson

Thames Valley police are looking for this man, following an arson in Newbury.

On the 5th January at around 3am, the offender unsuccessfully tried to set fire to some newspapers at a petrol station in Pinchington Lane, Greenham.

Thames Valley Police would like to speak to this man following an arson in Newbury Credit: Thames Valley Police

The same person then went on to set fire to stock in the main entrance of a near by Tesco, which caused a considerable amount of damage.

The store was closed at the time of the fire and no one was hurt.

Sgt Warren Craik, Newbury Local Area CID said, "I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident or anyone who saw what happened to contact the police.

"If you saw anyone acting suspiciously at the time of the incident, please phone our non-emergency number."

Expensive Porsche 911 destroyed in suspected arson

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a Porsche 911 was set alight in Merley, Wimborne.

Police believe it may be arson.

The fire, which is thought to have been started at 22:15 last night, completely destroyed the vehicle and damaged the property adjacent.

If you have any information, please call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 9:481.

The Porsche 911 was completely destroyed
It appears the neighbours Mini Cooper was also damaged

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Fire in Littlehampton now treated as arson and murder

A fire in Littlehampton, where a man died, is now being treated as arson and murder.

Terry Davies, who was 24-years-old, lived in the property in South Terrace when the fire started on Thursday 12th September.

He sadly died from smoke inhalation.

It was originally believed the fire was started by an electrical fault but further investigations by the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has found that white spirit had been used instead.

The investigation has now been passed on to the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team.

Detective Inspector John Wallace said, "A young man lost his life that night because someone started that fire in the property, a fire which could have cost the lives of other occupants who had to be rescued by firefighters.

"We need to find who is responsible."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Annexe.

Arson attacks on cars

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."

– Spokesperson, Hampshire Constabulary

Arrests over suspected arson

Two people have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack in Southsea. Police were called to a property in Gains Road shortly after 6pm on Friday 18th October.

Petrol had been poured over the front door of the address and set on fire.

Initial enquiries suggest the resident of this address was not the target, and the motive remains unclear.

A 43-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were arrested on Friday evening on suspicion of arson. They were questioned and later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Between 5.30pm and 6pm on Friday evening, petrol was poured over the front door and set alight.

The smoke alarm alerted the only occupant and a neighbour tackled the fire with a large bucket of water.

If not for the prompt and courageous actions of the neighbours, this could have been a much more serious situation. Thankfully the fire did not have a chance to spread.

We are looking to recover a plain grey tracksuit and shoes, which may have been abandoned in the area. I am asking local residents to check their gardens and bins for these items."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Andrew Larder

Supermarket destroyed by arsonists to reopen

Tescos Express in Waterlooville destroyed by arsonists Credit: Meridian
Tescos Express Waterlooville will reopen this week Credit: Meridian

A supermarket destroyed by fire will reopen next week. Arsonists set fire to the Tesco Express in Waterlooville in Hampshire nearly two years ago.

Flames also destroyed the nearby pharmacy which reopened last week. For eighteen months staff dispensed medicines out of a portacabin while rebuilding work was underway.

No one has ever been arrested in connection with the blaze.

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Tescos to reopen after being destroyed by arsonists

A supermarket destroyed by fire will reopen next week. Arsonists set fire to the Tesco Express in Waterlooville in Hampshire nearly two years ago.

Flames also destroyed the nearby pharmacy which reopened last week. For eighteen months staff dispensed medecines out of a portacabin while rebuilding work was underway.

No one has ever been arrested in connection with the blaze.

Footage released of Gillingham arsonist suspect

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.

Fire bomber caught by blast

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.

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