Arson Attack At Housing Block

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fire was started deliberately at a sheltered housing block in Christchurch.

The incident happened sometime between midnight and 12.20am on Thursday 13 June at an address on Nelson Drive.

The blaze was started in a bin which was situated outside the front entrance of the premises.

The occupants living in two of the bungalows situated in the block were evacuated and taken to a place of safety, and nobody was injured.

Detective Sergeant Richard Philp, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

"The flat block targeted is home to a number of elderly people living in small bungalows.

"Dorset Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene within minutes, and their quick response prevented anyone being seriously injured or even killed.

"I am appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact Dorset Police in confidence.

"I would like to speak with anyone who recalls seeing any suspicious activity in the area between the times of 11.30pm and 12.30am."

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