Arsonists destroy speed camera

POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack which destroyed a speed camera along one of Suffolk's busiest roads.The offenders attached lorry tyres to the camera, along Angel Hill on the A140 at Earl Stonham, before setting light to them in the early hours of yesterday.

POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack which destroyed a speed camera along one of Suffolk's busiest roads.

The offenders attached lorry tyres to the camera, along Angel Hill on the A140 at Earl Stonham, before setting light to them in the early hours of yesterday.

The blaze destroyed the camera and caused damage to the post, grassland and a nearby hedge.

The incident was reported to the police by the fire service shortly after 2am on Sunday.

Tony Fowler, who lives 100 yards from the speed camera, said: “There's quite a bit of damage to the camera and the area below.

“The grass and pavement is a right mess. The actual hedge is singed but is not badly damaged.”

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Mr Fowler said he had no idea who could be responsible. He said : “Whether it's the usual person paranoid about speed cameras or whether they have been caught by a speed camera, we don't know.”

A police spokesman said: “We had a report a speed camera was on fire in the early hours of the morning.

“The police were called to an area adjacent to the north-bound lane of the A140. The fire caused damage to the camera box and post.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the incident at 2.12am.

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