Firebugs strike again in Hadleigh

FIREBUGS have hit in Hadleigh yet again destroying a garden shed and burning out an abandoned car.Arsonists have been plaguing the town for the last year with more than 20 attacks on cars and bins around the town.

By Jessica Nicholls

FIREBUGS have hit in Hadleigh yet again destroying a garden shed and burning out an abandoned car.

Arsonists have been plaguing the town for the last year with more than 20 attacks on cars and bins around the town.

The most recent attack was on a car in the Churchill Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning.


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Residents in the area woke to find the blackened car outside their houses – and the arsonists were almost caught by a set of security cameras.

Unfortunately the cameras on one of the houses were not working at the time but it could have been a close call for the serial arsonists who have had many residents in the area fearing for their properties and their safety.

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On Saturday afternoon a shed in Angel Street was razed to the ground, scorching nearby fences and a back door.

Fire crews were called at around 5pm to put out the blaze which left the shed as just a pile of blackened timber.

Many of the arson attacks have been centred around the Pykenham Way and Timperly Road area.

Cars, wheelie bins and even a football huts have been on the hit list.

But residents in the area seem to becoming resigned to the attacks.

Robin Gardner lives in the Churchill Avenue area close to where the car fire started at around 1.45am.

She said: "The car was apparently in the Wentworth Close area earlier in the week but was then moved down here.

"I was worried about it being there as it is where the kids play and the glass was broken.

"There has been lots of fires in Hadleigh and they all seem to be in this area."

Another resident said: "It has been going on for ages but there does not seem to be anything they can do."

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