Ipswich: Arson attacks in south-west Ipswich investigated

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A series of arson attacks in an area of Ipswich has prompted police to conduct house-to-house enquiries in a bid to trace the culprits.

Police have launched the investigation after reports of three arson incidents in as many days in south-west Ipswich.

A wheelie bin was set alight in Oak Hill Lane at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.

That was followed by a tree blaze in a front garden of a house in Carolbrook Road between 6pm on Wednesday and 6pm on Thursday.

Then a set of trees in the back garden of another house was set on fire in Furness Close between midnight and 12.20am on Thursday.

Suffolk Constabulary Insp Roger Salmon from Ipswich South West SNT said officers were making house-to-house enquiries to track down the perpetrators.

He said: “We are aware that in the past few weeks there has been a small number of incidents of arson in the south-west of Ipswich.

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“I would like to reassure residents that we are increasing patrols in the area, have been conducting house-to-house enquiries and are working with the local community to identify the offenders.

“I ask residents to remain vigilant and look out for anyone acting suspiciously or anything that seems out of the ordinary.”

Witnesses and people with information relating to any of the incidents are urged to call police on 101.