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Police searching for suspected arsonist in Frome

Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are asking the public for help to find a suspected arsonist in Frome.

They suspect the person is behind a number of fires in the area, including reports of two vehicle fires around 2am on Friday 9 November, in the car park area of Selwood Road.

They are treating the case as criminal damage and are investigating.

Anyone with information is advised to call 101 and giving the call handler reference number 5218248663.

The charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

Police appeal for help to trace missing Frome woman and child

Kelly Watkins and her son Finn were last seen getting on a train in Frome yesterday morning. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Police are asking for help to trace a Frome woman who is missing along with her child.

Kelly Watkins, aged 32, and 21-month-old son Finn were last seen getting on a train in Frome at 10.15am yesterday morning.

Police say Kelly may have told a member of the public she was travelling to Preston to see family.

She is described as white, slim, 5ft 10 and was wearing leggings and a purple cardigan over a tie-dye top. Finn was wearing a babygro and a lightweight green and blue raincoat.

Police say Kelly is vulnerable and are asking anyone who sees her or Finn to call 999.

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