Detectives investigating a large heath fire on the
borders of Upton continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward –
with the Crimestoppers charity now offering a reward.
The fire on
Upton Heath was reported to Dorset Fire and Rescue Service at
1.55pm last Thursday, 9 June 2011.
Police are working to identify two young men who may have vital
information about the blaze.
Detective Inspector Jim Beashel of Dorset Police said: "I hope
this cash reward will encourage members of the public to call the
free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 with any
information they may have about these two men.
"Anyone with information is urged to get in touch – in the
strictest of confidence – at the earliest opportunity."
The two young men are white.
One of the men was wearing a grey T-Shirt and blue jeans. The
other man was wearing a long blue sweatshirt and dark blue
They were walking toward the A35 footbridge leading to Heights
Road in Upton.
continued: "This was a major incident that had a considerable
impact on the community. I believe that those responsible are
likely to have told friends or family about their involvement and
would urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as
Members of the public will only be eligible for the cash reward
if they call the Crimestoppers line – on 0800 555 111 – with
information that leads to the arrest and charge of an offender.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset
Police in confidence on 01305 or 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident
number 09:297. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may