Appeal after vehicle set alight in Christchurch

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By Com_Publisher | Thursday, January 19, 2012, 01:18

Detectives in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information to come forward after a vehicle was set alight in the town.

At around 12.15am on Tuesday 10 January 2012, a white Seat van was deliberately set on fire outside a business address along Airspeed Road on the Priory Industrial Estate.

The vehicle was significantly damaged by the blaze, which was made safe by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service. No-one was injured.

Detective Constable James Taylor, of Bournemouth CID, said: "I understand that a small silver hatchback, similar in size to a Ford Fiesta, left this area at speed shortly after the fire was started.

"The registration number for this vehicle begins 'S82'. "I am appealing for anyone who has any information about this vehicle, and anyone with any information about those responsible for this extremely dangerous offence, to contact me urgently. "All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:10. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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