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Vehicles Destroyed In Car Park Fire
Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fire destroyed vehicles and property in a car park in the Chickerell area of the town.
The incident occurred atabout 2am on Sunday 17 June 2012 at Chelwood Gate car park which is situated approximately 50 metres off Chickerell Road.
The fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately, destroyed three caravans, a car and a camper van before spreading and causing damage to fencing, garages and sheds in nearby properties.
Detective Constable Pete Lawrence, of Weymouth CID, said: “This is a serious incident where a large amount of damage has been caused.
“Thanks to the prompt attendance of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, further damage was prevented and thankfully no-one has been hurt.”
Officers would like anyonewhowas in the area around this time or who has any information about this incident to contact Dorset Police, in complete confidence, as soon as possible.
DC Pete Lawrence continued: “I am particularly interested in speaking to two women whowere seen in the area at that time who may have witnessed what happened.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 17:65. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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