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Appeal following suspected arson in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses to a suspected arson in Cheltenham yesterday morning, Sunday 5 September.

Emergency Services were contacted at 6.20am with a report that a fire had been started within an alleyway off the High Street.

It was reported that a bin was set alight in the alleyway linking the High Street and New Street before the flames spread to a nearby property. The front door was damaged and smoke spread around the property as a result.

The incident is currently being treated as arson and investigating officers are conducting CCTV enquiries.

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed suspicious activity or has information on what happened is asked to please get in contact.

Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and referencing incident 121 of 5 September: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.

Alternatively, you can call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111

An update to this story has been made.

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