Arson attacks at three locations in West Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses following fires overnight in Fornham All Saints, Hengrave and Icklingham along the A1101 between Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall that are being treated as arson.

Officers were first called by the fire service at 12.09am today, Saturday, January 21, to a fire at allotments in Fornham All Saints near the A1101 / B1106 junction. The police and fire service were called shortly after to a fire at the bowls clubs in Bury Road, Hengrave, where outbuildings were alight. Emergency services also attended a fire at a barn off the A1101 in Icklingham.

All three incidents are being linked and treated as arson. It is also believed items may have been stolen before the fires. Nobody was injured in the incidents.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious between 10pm on Friday, January 20, and 1.30am Saturday, January 21, along the A1101 corridor between Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall.

Anyone with CCTV, or who has dash-cam footage if they were driving in the area, is asked to review their footage between these times.

Officers are also aware there may be further victims to come forward, in particular owners of plots at the allotments in Fornham All saints.

Any victims or anyone with any information is asked to contact police quoting the relevant crime reference, via:

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Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form:

Phone – Call 101.

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