Exmouth allotments arson: Police appeal after shed is destroyed by fire and tools are stolen from another

Police are appealing for information after a shed was burnt to the ground and tools were stolen from another at allotments in Exmouth. 

Officers are treating the suspicious blaze at the plots in Hamilton Lane yesterday (Sunday, May 3) as arson.

It was started sometime between 4am and 7am.

Another shed on the allotments was broken into during the same time period and tools were stolen.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk.

Quote crime reference CR/035534/20 for the arson and CR/035365/20 for the break-in.

Photo: Budleigh at Exmouth Fire Station.

Photo: Budleigh at Exmouth Fire Station.

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Photo: Budleigh at Exmouth Fire Station.

Photo: Budleigh at Exmouth Fire Station.

Photo: Budleigh at Exmouth Fire Station.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said yesterday: “Two fire appliances from Exmouth have dealt with two sheds that had been deliberately set on fire on some allotments.

“Other sheds had been damaged and broken into so the police were requested to attend.

“Crews were quickly on scene and extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet. The sheds involved were completely destroyed. Duty of care has been left with the police.”

The fire service spokesperson added: “The on-call section along with the duty wholetime watch attended this incident this morning.

“Unfortunately, we could only save and prevent further damage to other sheds and equipment.”

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