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Two people seen fleeing scene of garage fire




A garage block was set on fire on Monday in Thetford.

Police issued an appeal looking for witnesses on Tuesday morning after damage was caused to garages in Elm Road, near Fir Road. They were set alight at around 8pm, two people were seen fleeing the scene.

Councillor Chris Harvey, who is one of the town councillors for the ward and a Breckland councillor, said: “It is not the kind of thing that should happen, but the garage is often the prime target for this because of where they are. Some are open and some are in disrepair.”

Garages set on fire in Elm Road close to Fir Road in Thetford. Picture by Mark Westley.
Garages set on fire in Elm Road close to Fir Road in Thetford. Picture by Mark Westley.

The garages are owned by Flagship Housing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or have any information should contact PC Charlotte Green at Thetford Police Station on 101. The crime reference is 36/1485/20.


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