Police appeal after van is destroyed in arson attack near Sidmouth

An arson attack which destroyed a van near Sidmouth has prompted a police appeal for information.

The white Ford Transit was set alight in a layby on the A3052 at The Bowd on the afternoon of Friday, December 18.

Officers are urging witnesses, or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The white Ford Transit van was deliberately set alight in a layby on the A3052 at The Bowd, just prior to the Tipton St John junction.

“The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire during the attack which happened between 2.45pm and 3.10pm on Friday, December 18.

“Police are treating the incident as arson and asking for any witnesses to contact them.

“They are particularly keen to hear from anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage which may have captured the fire or anyone on foot nearby at the time.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/106705/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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