Arson In Wisbech

25 August 2010, 12:05 | Updated: 25 August 2010, 12:10

A derelict cottage has been set on fire in Wisbech.

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed that officers are treating the fire at the old property in South Brink as arson.

Firefighters were called to the cottage just before midnight on Sunday.

DC Natasha Long, investigating, said: "These fires put the offenders, members of the public and emergency services at risk of harm.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police to help us piece together what happened.

"We want to speak to anyone who knows who has been using this building, or who was in the area at the time of the fire between 9pm and midnight on Sunday."

Earlier this year, a specialist police unit was set up to investigate four big fires in Wisbech.

Buildings in Nene Quay, North Brink were Churchill Road were all set on fire deliberately between the end of March and the start of May.

Anyone with any information is asked to call DC Long on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.