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Two fires at council-owned sheltered properties in Budleigh Salterton confirmed as arson

Authored by News Desk

Two small fires within five days at the Greenhaven sheltered properties in Budleigh Salterton are being investigated as arson by police.

The 24 flats are owned by East Devon District Council who are working alongside the Police and Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue who were called out to both incidents.

The first fire was in the early hours of Friday 24 July when a...

Police investigate race hate arson attack

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Police in Plymouth have launched an investigation following a fire at a property in Plymouth in which the owners then received a hate-filled letter.

The incident took place at an address on Blandford Road in Efford overnight on Wednesday 6th into Thursday 7th of July.

A fire was started deliberately in the shed situated close to the house. The flames spread and caused...

Appeal following two arsons in Plymouth

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Plymouth Police are seeking information from the public in relation to two recent arsons to local commercial premises which caused extensive damage.

The first incident occurred between 10.00pm and 10.30pm on Monday 26th October at a unit known as Woodworx2composite, within Plymouth Yacht Haven, Breakwater Road, in Plymouth.

The unit was an oak framed building which was...

Lit firework used in arson attack

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a lit firework was placed through the letter box of a property in Plymouth.

The incident happened at a second floor flat in Westeria Terrace, Beacon Park, between around 11.30pm and midnight on Friday 11 December 20015.

Although no-one was in the property at the time of the arson attack, the firework caused damage to the carpet and...

Police appeal following Crownhill blaze

Authored by Mary

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspect arson in Crownhill, Plymouth.

Between 4-4.30pm on Sunday 14th June, three young men were seen in the Whin Bank Road area of Crownhill pulling the branches from a tree. The branches were subsequently set on fire outside the bedroom window of a 17-month-old child who luckily wasn’t in the room at the time.

Fire service...

Police hunt arsonist who endangered lives

Authored by Mary

Detectives are seeking an arsonist who put lives in danger by setting fire to a motorcycle underneath a block of Plymouth flats.

Fire crews were called to Ferry Road in Devonport around 7.20am on Sunday 30 March and found the motorcycle well alight in a garage beneath the flats.

The offenders had first tried to steal the Kawasaki ZR machine, which had been moved from its...

Man charged with Arson at Cornish Pirates Ground

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A man has been charged with arson in relation to a fire at the Pirates Rugby Club in Penzance on Friday evening (3 January).

The fire started at around 8pm at the Mennaye Fiel and spread through a large marquee used for bars and hospitality.

The fire was contained to the marquee, wich was competely gutted and also spread to a HGV lorry. Noone was injured and the main stand...

Police investigate arson at a Plymouth building site

Authored by Sarah Parker

Police are investigating arson at a Plymouth building site which caused £90,000 of damage over the Christmas break.

Between 20 December and 2 January 2 a digger was stolen and driven on a rampage around the site of the new incinerator close to Savage Road leading towards Barne Road and Wolseley Road.

The Thwaites digger was used to cause damage to other plant and a wastage unit...

Police investigate suspected arson attack in Kings Tamerton

Authored by JamesM

Police are investigating possible arson after fire crews were called out to a car fire in a car park in Kings Tamerton in the early hours of Monday morning (16 September).

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service received a number of calls shortly before 2am and mobilised one appliance from Camels Head station.

On arrival the crew reported that the vehicle was well alight and...

Torpoint man who doused himself in petrol is charged with arson

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police have charged a man from Torpoint following his arrest on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

James Gutteridge, 49, from St John, Torpoint has been charged with arson and is due to appear before Bodmin Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 25 June) at 10am.

Devon & Cornwall Police reported receiving a call from the fire service shortly before 3am on...

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