Suspicious heath fires started in Weymouth

Suspicious heath fires started in Weymouth

Published by George Sharpe at 1:57pm 21st July 2020. (Updated at 7:58pm 21st July 2020)

Police believe that two fires that broke out in Littlemoor last night were started deliberately.

At around 12.15 am (21 July) officers attended two fires near to each other on the heathland behind Kestrel View.

The fires damaged approximately 10 metres by 50 metres of land. 

Nobody was injured during the incident. 

Police Sergeant Shaz Cuff, of Weymouth police, said:

“We have been liaising with the fire service and are making a number of enquiries in relation to this incident.

“It is believed the fires were started deliberately and I would urge anyone with information about who is responsible, or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the fires, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200106675.