Man in hospital with burns after arson attack near Wych Elm

Crime / Fri 17th May 2024 at 09:43am

ESSEX Police are investigating an arson in Harlow which has left a man with burns to his hands and back.

A spokesperson said: “We were called to a wooded area of Wych Elm shortly before 2.55am today (Friday 17 May).

It has been reported a fire was started in the area, causing a person within a wooden shelter to suffer injuries.

The man is currently in hospital being treated for his injuries.

It is being treated as arson and officers need to speak to anyone who may have been in the area between 1.30am and 3.30am.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/76467/24.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111”.

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11 Comments for Man in hospital with burns after arson attack near Wych Elm:

2024-05-17 11:48:42

Jesus h what is going on in this country?

2024-05-17 12:11:37

Blair sold us out that's whats happened. Only explanation.

2024-05-17 12:23:21

Absolutely RayMo, only Blair and Blair alone can take blame for this mans burns. And the pot holes.

2024-05-17 12:46:40

Glad you agree Trev.

2024-05-17 14:13:50

Don fink he was agreein ray lmao

Harlow lifer
2024-05-17 15:21:30

Whats tony blair got to do with it??!!

2024-05-17 17:09:05

Tony Blair comment is blaming Blair for immigration in the UK, so it's a racist comment blaming everything on immigration, esp without even knowing the ethnicity of the people involved in this arson case.

2024-05-17 18:00:05

Arson? On the surface, fire exactly where a guy is in a wooden hut? Looks like attempted gbh or worse?

2024-05-18 05:39:15

WMD = lie. Millions innocent people killed and forced to seek refuge. Amongst them are those that want revenge. Unprecedented increase in acts of violence all over europe. Children born in last 30 years know no different. The new normal spreads to everyday life. I hope the poor guy, who's race is irrelevant survives this ordeal and all the others that have been affected by similar acts over recent years.

2024-05-18 11:27:45

went through that way on the way to visit someone in hospital.like a small shanty town in that wood,i was bit shocked to be honest seeing rough sleeping in there,good old England

2024-05-19 08:21:27

Not one person has said about the poor guy that was burnt. Just because he was homeless he is still a person hope he is OK

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