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Is there an arsonist in Jersey?

Credit: Jersey Fire & Rescue Service

Jersey's police force and fire service are investigating a spate of recent fires which may be connected.

They describe the fires as "suspicious", and predominantly in the west of the island, the most recent being in the early hours of last Saturday morning near Les Landes.

Three fire engines and a water carrier were called to the scene.

Jersey Police are asking islanders to look out for any suspicious behaviour or activity and to report it to them.

You can call 01534 612612 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Whilst it is acknowledged, especially during the summer months, that some outdoor activities carry an increased fire risk, the concentrated location and similar circumstances of these particular fires are such that we are concerned as to their cause. Any information that the public may have will be gratefully received.

– Chief Inspector Chris Beechey

Green bins set alight in Guernsey

Green bins

Seven green bins have been set on fire in Guernsey's coastal car parks since 3 March.

They were destroyed in overnight attacks at:

  • Belvedere viewpoint
  • Icart car park
  • Grande Rocques cark park
  • Chouet car park

The bins at Grande Rocques and Chouet were for dog waste, and were set alight between midnight and 09:30am on Wednesday 18 March.

Guernsey Police are now appealing for information.

In total, the seven bins were worth around £370.

The Environment Department is warning slow fires that start in bins could cause substantial damage, particularly in grasslands areas.