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Appeal for witnesses and information following arson in Winchester


We’re appealing for witnesses and information after a car was set alight in Winchester. 

Sometime between 10pm and 11pm on Sunday, 19 June, a blue Citroen C1 was set alight in the staff car park at HMP Winchester.

The fire service attended and extinguished the fire. 

The Citroen was completely burnt out and a car parked next to it was damaged by the fire.

No one was injured. 

Officers investigating the incident are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious. 

Were you in the area at around the time of the incident? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? 

Perhaps you were driving in the area and have dash-cam footage? 

Anyone with any information that may assist our investigation should call us on 101 or report online quoting reference 44220244337.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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