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Mystery of clothes set on fire

Police in Tadley in Hampshire are appealing for witnesses after several suspicious fires in the town.

There have been a number of reports of items of clothing being set on fire and left in bushes or near trees.

On Friday, a fire was set near goalposts in a park in Southdown Road.

There was another incident in the early hours of Saturday in an alleyway off Farringdon Way / Monkswood Crescent, where a hedgerow was set on fire.

And again in Heathland on Monday at about 8.15am where an item of clothing was set alight and stuffed into a tree.

Fortunately all of these fires were discovered and put out very quickly before they spread to any nearby properties. However, these incidents could have been much more serious. “I would like to speak to anyone who knows anything about these incidents or who has seen people acting suspiciously.”

– PCSO Pete Coe
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