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Police informed over ‘suspected arson’ attack

PUBLISHED: 08:46 21 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 21 January 2018

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Firefighters tackled a car blaze, which is being treated as “suspected arson.”

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were alerted at 2.37am this morning (Sunday) following reports of a fire in the open in Mutfordwood Lane, Carlton Colville.

A crew from Lowestoft south fire station attended the scene and discovered a car ablaze in the area.

Firefighters tackled the blaze and put out the flames, with the scene cleared by 3.21am.

A brigade spokesman said: “A call was received from a member of the public to a fire in the open at this location.

“Crews arrived on scene to find a car on fire.

“The fire was extinguished using one hose reel.

“Police have been informed as this is suspected arson.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which may help police should call Lowestoft police on 101, or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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