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Wych Elm: Man arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life

Crime / Sun 19th May 2024 at 08:42am

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an arson investigation in Harlow.

Police were called to a wooded area of Wych Elm shortly before 2.55am on Friday.

Officers investigating the incident arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of arson endangering life. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

It was reported a fire was started in the area, causing a person within a wooden shelter to suffer burns to his hands and back.

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

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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