Britain burning?

Posted: October 3, 2011 in Law & Disorder

I don’t know if it’s just my imagination but as someone who surfs the web for UK news I can’t help but notice how many reports of arson I read every day.

Which leads me to think maybe there is an organised attempt by some people or organisation to burn down Britain.

See for yourself, type in ‘arson’ in your area online newspaper search box and see what comes up.

Here’s a few of the hundreds of arson attacks I came across.

Kent Police have today charged a man on suspicion of arson following a fire which took place in Strood on Monday, September 12.

Gurpinder Singh Ghuman, 37, of Northcote Road, Strood appeared at Medway Magistrates Court today (Friday, September 23) where he was charged with arson. He was given court bail.

Six fire engines, one height vehicle and a command support unit attended the blaze, while 40 firefighters extinguished the flames in a commercial property in the High Street.

A string of arson attacks ended with accommodation for the elderly being torched in Addiscombe, Croydon in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) August 17.

Fourteen pensioners were evacuated from the self-contained flats at 1am after a blaze broke out in Guinness Court, Chepstow Road.

Arsonists set fire to six vans and a car in an early-morning attack in York.

Residents in the Layerthorpe area reported hearing a series of explosions, as the fires raged in the Hallfield Road area.

The arsonists struck in the early hours of Monday morning at Horwell Brothers, in Mansfield Street, where a Vauxhall Corsa was burnt out, and at a compound on the neighbouring Ebor Industrial Estate, in Hallfield Road, where six vans belonging to Carillion Energy Services were set alight. Four of the vans were completely destroyed.

Residents were forced to leave their homes in the early hours of the morning after a suspected arson attack.

Fire crews from Slough, Langley, Windsor and Maidenhead were called to a blaze at a block of flats in High Street, Slough at 2am today (Sunday).

Smoke from the fire on the third floor flat billowed through the block forcing firefighters to evacuate more than 30 residents.

The fire is being treated as suspected arson and is being investigating by police.

Police are looking for witnesses after a spate of arson attacks in Orford over two nights.

It is thought the fires were started by offenders leaning through open ground floor windows and setting curtains alight.

Fire crews were first called to Greenwood Crescent at 2am on Thursday after a car had been set alight.

Residents reported a loud bang followed by a ‘strong smell’ of smoke after a blaze was started on the back seat of a red Peugeot and spread to two other parked cars.

On Friday morning, September 23, between 5.50 and 6.25am police and fire crews were called to three deliberate house fires on Grasmere Avenue, Orford.


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