Arson attack on garage block

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An arson attack on a garage block in Leighton Buzzard is the latest in a string of anti-social incidents in the last few months.

Police are seeking witnesses to the fire which took place in the area between Greenlands and Dove Tree Road on Thursday, October 2.

The blaze was reported at 10.35pm when the garage containing sentimental items, including furniture, was set alight.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Det Con Mandy Godfree, is keen to trace anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area in the days leading up to the incident.

Det Con Godfree said: “We know there have been other anti-social behaviour incidents in this area recorded over the last few months including rocks being thrown at residents’ windows and vehicles being damaged so I would urge anyone who has information relating to the fire or any other incidents to contact officers.”

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact Det Con Godfree, at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394443, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can call the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.