Colchester: Arson attack investigation launched

Fire and ambulance crews have been sent to free a trapped and injured woman from her car following a

Fire and ambulance crews have been sent to free a trapped and injured woman from her car following a three-vehicle crash. - Credit: Archant

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation into an arson attack at a property in Colchester.

Police were contacted by the fire and rescue service shortly before 4pm yesterday following reports of a house fire on Tollgate Court.

Officers arrived to find firefighters extinguishing the blaze. Nobody was injured.

Investigating Officer, Dc Mark Peacock, said: “This fire was started deliberately at the doorway to this property.

“We would urge anyone who saw suspicious activity on this cul-de-sac on Monday afternoon to contact us.”

People with information are asked to call Colchester police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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