Appeal for witnesses following suspicious fire in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 23/08/2021 13:01:00

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a fire that was believed to have been started deliberately in Bournemouth.
Dorset Police received a report from the fire service at around 4.30am on Monday 23 August 2021 of a fire at Bournemouth Boating Services in Belle Vue Road. 
Officers attended to carry out enquiries at the scene. There were no reports of any injuries.
Detective Inspector Shaun Inkpen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation is underway into the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately. 
“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the vicinity in the early hours of Monday 23 August 2021 to please come forward.
“I would urge any motorists who were travelling in the area to please check their dashcams for any relevant footage to assist my enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210135925. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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