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Police Appeal Following Arson in Hitchin

Published: 13th October 2017 08:29

Officers investigating an incident of arson in Hitchin are appealing for information and witnesses.

At approximately 11.30pm on Friday, October 6, the fire brigade received a call to reports of smoke coming from The Royal British Legion Club in Paynes Park.

After the police and fire brigade attended, it was confirmed that the fire had been purposefully started within the premises.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Gilbertson, from the Hitchin Local Crime Unit, said: "Luckily no one was injured during this incident but this reckless action could have had very serious, or even fatal, consequences.
"I am appealing for anyone who has information about what happened, or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around the time stated, to please contact police."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Local Crime Unit at Hitchin Police Station via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference G1/17/3102 or report information online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report/Crime.
Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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