Police appeal after suspicious fire

A FIRE left a man needing medical treatment. Now police are appealing for information and witnesses as they search for the person who caused the blaze. The incident happened at some time before midnight on Wednesday (April 22) in Chaucer Way, Hitchin. Th

A FIRE left a man needing medical treatment.

Now police are appealing for information and witnesses as they search for the person who caused the blaze.

The incident happened at some time before midnight on Wednesday (April 22) in Chaucer Way, Hitchin.

The fire is believed to have begun at a ground floor property and spread to an adjoining property, the home of a 50-year-old man who was treated for smoke inhalation. Other close neighbours were evacuated but no one else was injured.


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Inspector Neil Spencer said: "We would like to speak to anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Chaucer Way before or after this incident.

"If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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