Police appeal after arson attacks

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after eight arson attacks, which included the destruction of two cars, in Colchester.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after eight arson attacks, which included the destruction of two cars, in Colchester.

They occurred between 8.30pm on Sunday and 4am today.

Two Hyundai vehicles and a wooden carport were destroyed in Edward Paxman Gardens.

There was also a fire in the internal walkway of Mimosa Court in Acacia Avenue and wheelie bin and rubbish fires in Burnham Grove, Artillery Street, Military Street, Meachen Road and Hatcher Crescent.

Police are treating the incidents as linked.

Dc Steven Berry said: “Thankfully nobody was injured but property has been damaged and it could have been much worse

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“It is important we catch the people responsible.”