Fence set on fire in Wisbech

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POLICE are appealing for information after arsonists set fire to a fence next to a home in Wisbech.

A neighbour spotted the fire in Grosvenor Road at about 11.45pm on Tuesday (October 4) and alerted the police and fire service.

A container filled with newspaper had been set alight next to the fence.

Detective Constable Ahmed Ishaq, investigating, said: “This was a very serious offence and it was only down to luck that a neighbour spotted the flames and raised the alarm before the fire could spread to the house.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about the incident to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call DC Ishaq on 0345-4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.