Police hunting youths after ‘suspicious’ Yapton blaze

A 41-year-old motorcyclist from Bicester died in a collision in Gloucestershire on Saturday.
A 41-year-old motorcyclist from Bicester died in a collision in Gloucestershire on Saturday.

POLICE are investigating a suspicious shed fire in Yapton on Sunday evening (June 7).

The blaze took place in Downview Way, Yapton, at around 9.15pm.

A shed and surrounding shrubbery were destroyed by the fire, but no one was hurt.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said today (June 9): “A group of youths had been seen nearby at the time of the fire and officers would like to speak to them or anyone else who may have seen what happened.”

Witnesses or those with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1606 of 7/6.

Alternatively they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.