Probe into arson attacks in market town

ARSONISTS are suspected of torching three cars and four wheelie bins in a Suffolk market town.

Simon Tomlinson

ARSONISTS are suspected of torching three cars and four wheelie bins in a Suffolk market town.

Police are today linking three incidents which occurred in Hadleigh in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were initially called to tackle two burning cars in Meadows Way at around 00.30am.


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One crew from the town and another from Ipswich spent around 20 minutes bringing the fires under control.

Then another car was allegedly set on fire around the corner in Charter Close at 00.51am. One crew battled for half an hour to put it out.

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While that was ongoing, four wheelie bins went up in flames in High Street at around 01.15am. Those fires were extinguished by 1.52am.

Suffolk police and the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are treating the incidents as suspicious.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said they were making further enquiries and asked anyone with information to call the force on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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