Police investigating suspected arson attack at Tory MP Mike Freer’s office

The office of Conservative MP Mike Freer Credit: X @BallardsLane

Police in London are investigating a suspected arson attack at the office of Conservative MP Mike Freer.

Officers were called to a fire at the north London constituency office at about 7pm on Christmas Eve, with the London Fire Brigade also on the scene.

The Met said the fire happened in a shed at the MP’s office at Ballards Lane in Finchley.

The Finchley and Golders Green MP has represented the constituency since 2010 and is parliamentary under-secretary at the Ministry of Justice.

Mr Freer told the PA news agency that the rear of the building is damaged. He said the response from police and the fire brigade was “excellent” and that they were “on site in minutes”.

“The police are still investigating and checking out CCTV footage. Until the suspects are caught we won’t know the motivation. Luckily no-one was in the office at the time,” he added.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said that there were no reports of any injuries.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation as it is believed it may have been started deliberately.

“Further inquiries will take place,” a Met spokesman said.

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