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Police appeal after arson in student digs

Police are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack at a student house in Southampton.

Officers were called by firefighters just before 7am on New Years Day to Milton Road. They had discovered a number of fires that had been started in different rooms in the building.

No one was hurt in the blaze as all the occupiers were out at the time. It’s believed the fires were started sometime anytime after 10.45pm the evening before.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information or who saw anyone suspicious to get in touch.

They are asked to contact Det Const Gavin Jordan at Shirley CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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