Arson attack - investigation launched

A POLICE investigation has been launched after a suspected arson at a property in Essex last night.

James Hore

A POLICE investigation has been launched after a suspected arson at a property in Essex last night.

Firefighters were called to Jaywick, just before 2.30am, where a chalet was well-alight.

Crews from Clacton used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the fire, which is believed to have been started by an arsonist, within an hour.

The owners of the property were out at the time and no one was injured.

Scenes of crime investigators from Essex Police have been at the scene this morning.

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Two fire crews from Clacton attended the incident in Sunbeam Avenue.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.