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Man arrested on suspicion of arson after fire at car wash

Crime / Mon 9th Aug 2021 at 07:32am

OFFICERS have arrested a man on suspicion of committing arson after a fire at a car wash in Thornwood.

Officers in the area noticed the smoke at Applegreen Service Station at around 1.50am this morning, Monday 9 August, and notified colleagues in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

They arrested a 27-year-old man at the scene and he remains in custody for questioning.

Thankfully, no one was hurt and the fire was extinguished quickly.

Police will be working closely with ECFRS to determine the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact us and quote incident number 73 of Monday 9 August.

You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call on 101 or, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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2 Comments for Man arrested on suspicion of arson after fire at car wash:

David Hughes
2021-08-09 15:24:59

On another point. I'm sick to death with the lorry, and van drivers speeding through domestic estates. Does someone have to get killed by these arseholes, before somthing gets done ?

Phil
2021-08-09 20:52:07

I’m sick of comments being made not related to the article in question...

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