Police investigating spate of 'suspicious' fires across Evesham - The Evesham Observer

Police investigating spate of 'suspicious' fires across Evesham

Evesham Editorial 6th Mar, 2017 Updated: 6th Mar, 2017   0

A SPATE of fires which occurred across Evesham on Sunday morning (March 5) are being treated as suspicious by police.

Between 2am and 3.30am, four fire crews from Evesham, Pershore, Pebworth and Broadway were called out to tackle the blazes on a number of streets.

Officers from West Mercia Police were first called to Hopkiln Gardens where a number of wheelie bins had been set on fire. A commercial wheelie bin had also been set alight in Queens Road.

Around the same time a front gate to a property on Avon Street and a fir tree in the Albert Road area had been set on fire, as well as damage to wheelie bins at a property on the High Street.

Police are now investigating the incidents and have said they remain ‘open minded’ about the possible links between the fires.

Inspector Louise Wall of West Mercia Police said: “Our Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been conducting reassurance patrols in the area and police are currently investigating the incidents and working to establish the cause of the fires.

“These incidents are being treated as suspicious at this time and we are remaining open minded into possible links between them.

“I urge anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the areas at the times mentioned to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 117s of March 5.”

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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