Bury St Edmunds Marks and Spencer targeted in failed ‘arson attack’
Marks and Spencer in Bury St Edmunds was reportedly targeted in an attempted arson attack.
The town’s Business Improvement District (BID) said combustible materials found near the department store in Buttermarket were set alight.
It is understood little damage was caused to the shop.
Suffolk Constabulary said they were called to the location at 8.15pm on Saturday, February 2.
Police are treating the incident as attempted arson.
A spokesman said: “A partially burned package was found in a cash chute at the rear of the store. Cylinder shape packaging containing three lighters wrapped in napkins and wrapped in tape.”
A spokesman for the BID said: “The business concerned and the police have asked me to bring this situation to the attention of our members, as looking around the town there are examples of cardboard and other combustible materials being stored against buildings.
“It’s possible that there may be a repeat incident against other businesses, so please consider how you deal with your cardboard left for collection.”
Anyone with information should contact Bury St Edmunds NRT on 101 quoting reference: 6639/19.