Hinckley Police officers launch appeal after van set alight in arson attack

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 November 2022

POLICE OFFICERS investigating an arson attack in Hinckley have launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Strathmore Road (Image: Google Street View) / Inset (Image: Joe Giddens/PA)

Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) were called on down to the scene at Strathmore Road just after 11pm on Monday, 14 November, after a report of a Ford Transit van on fire.

The fire was safely extinguished and following further investigation and officers were able to establish that the fire had been started deliberately.

As well as the van being destroyed, damage was also done to the tools which were stored inside of the vehicle, and even the front window of the owner’s house.

Thankfully, nobody was injured.

Now, officers are looking to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have seen anything.

PC Neil Walker, investigating officer, said: “Please come forward if you were in the area of Strathmore Road at the time of the incident and saw something. Information you have could help with the investigation.”

Those with details are being urged to contact police on their non-emergency number of 101, quoting crime reference number 22*667800, or by reporting the incident online through the “report a crime” portal on the Leicestershire website.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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