Abandoned van set alight by arsonists at 4am near Stretham

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Firefighters worked through the early morning after an abandoned vehicle was torched by arsonists on a main Fen road.

At around 4am, crews were called to the A1123 near Stretham on Monday, February 3 after a van was found "well alight" by passers-by.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 4.25am a crew from Ely was called to a vehicle fire on the A1123 near Stretham.

"The crew arrived to find an abandoned van well alight. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 5.20am.

"The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate."

Anyone with information should contact police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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