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Third arson attack confirmed in seaside town as police increase patrols

PUBLISHED: 17:31 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 23 September 2018

Albemarle Road, Gorleston. Picture: Google

Albemarle Road, Gorleston. Picture: Google

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Details of a third arson attack involving a makeshift petrol bomb have come to light as police increase patrols.

Suspects threw a glass bottle containing what police have called “lit flammable liquid” into a house in Albemarle Road in Gorleston at around 12.20am this morning, ten minutes before the incident on High Road.

The attack caused a fire, which the residents quickly extinguished, and no-one was injured and no damage was caused as a result of the incident.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are linking it to an arson at the High Road house.

They also said extra patrols will be carried out in the areas affected over the weekend.

They said: “Extra patrols will be carried out in these areas over the weekend; however officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity or has any information.

“They’re asked to contact Det Con Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”

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