Suspected arson

Grimsby: Investigation underway

17 Dec 2017

We are currently investigating three incidents of suspected arson in the East Marsh area of Grimsby which happened between 9.30pm and 10.00pm on Tuesday 12 December.

It is believed that the fires were deliberately started when items of refuse were set alight close to properties in Victor Street, Stanage Walk and Tom Hammond Way.

All the fires were safely extinguished and nobody was injured, however residents of one of the properties had to be evacuated as a matter of safety.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicki Miller said: “Our officers quickly responded to these incidents along with our colleagues from Humberside Fire & Rescue, and enquiries started immediately. We would like to reassure the local community that we are actively continuing those enquiries.  

"We have an increased presence in the area and we are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to identify who is responsible for these incidents.  

“We have been undertaking house to house enquiries as well as studying CCTV. We are determined to find out how the fires started and to deal with anyone involved in these incidents to make sure we keep our communities safe.

“If you know anything about these incidents please call us on 101 quoting log 473 of 12 December 2017. Calls can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”