More than 100 wheelie bins on fire near Southwold Pier in early morning blaze

More than 100 wheelie bins were set alight near Southwold Pier.

More than 100 wheelie bins were set alight near Southwold Pier. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Police are investigating after more than 100 wheelie bins were found ablaze in a car park near Southwold Pier in the early hours of this morning.

More than 100 wheelie bins were set alight near Southwold Pier.

More than 100 wheelie bins were set alight near Southwold Pier. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Emergency services were called at around 4.25am today, Wednesday May 5, to the car park in Pier Avenue.

One fire crew from Southwold was sent to tackle the fire which police believe was started deliberately.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “When firefighters arrived at the scene there were approximately 100 to 120 wheelie bins well alight.

“Suffolk Police were called but were not required to attend.”

More than 100 wheelie bins were set alight near Southwold Pier.

More than 100 wheelie bins were set alight near Southwold Pier. - Credit: Nick Butcher

She said the fire had been extinguished by 5.30am.

Suffolk Police are now investigating how the fire was started.

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A spokeswoman said: “Police were contacted by the fire service just before 4.30am this morning, Wednesday May 10, to reports that bins in the car park by the pier at Pier Avenue were on fire and that the blaze was believed to be deliberate.”

On Sunday a blaze broke out at Southwold Golf Course destroying more than 500 yards of shrubbery and leaving the Clubhouse and pro shop with substantial smoke damage.

If you saw anything suspicious near the Pier in the early hours if this morning or have any information that can help officers with their investigation please call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD number 26 of today, Wednesday 10.

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