Descriptions After Huntingdonshire Thatch Fires
22 August 2014, 12:25
Police investigating several deliberate fires involving thatched cottages in Huntingdonshire have released descriptions of the arsonists.
Four thatched roofs were set alight in Brampton between 1am and 1.15am on Thursday.
These fires were in West End, High Street, with two in The Green.
A short while later, another home had been targeted in Offord Cluny High Street.
Cambridgeshire Police are linking the five fires along with a further fire in Miller Way, Brampton, when some conifer cuttings were set alight and the flames spread to other trees.
The force adds officers are also keeping an open mind as to whether a stack fire in Hemingford Grey is linked to the series.
Now police have released descriptions of two men they want to trace.
They are both white and 25 to 30.
The first is described as 6'4'' to 6''6, thin and was wearing a dark hooded top and dark trousers.
The second was slightly shorter, stocky, with brown wavy hair and was wearing a grey hooded top and black trousers.
They are thought to have been travelling in a red hatchback with a loud exhaust.
Detective Sergeant Iain Moor said: "These fires were extremely dangerous and it is fortunate that no-one was seriously injured or killed.
Thankfully the fires were spotted quickly and put out before they could take hold and cause serious damage.
I would urge anyone who knows who was responsible or who recognises the descriptions, to call police."
Anyone with any information is asked to call DS Moor on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.