Suspected arson attack in Letchworth

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by police after two cars and two garages were ablaze during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to Grange Road in Letchworth GC at about 3.05am after reports that two garages were on fire.

The blaze is believed to have started sometime between 2.40am and 3am after a silver Toyota Yaris - situated outside the garages - was set alight, with the fire spreading to two nearby garages and a blue Ford Mondeo.

Firefighters used two jets to tackle the fire, which was declared out by 4.50am.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious and are keen to speak to a man seen in the area around the time of the incident.

If you saw this man and can describe him, or if you know who he could be, contact investigating officer DC Will Ainsworth on the police non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.