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Witness appeal after criminal damage at a property in Bridport

01 September 2016
Detectives are investigating a incident of criminal damage that occurred at a property in Bridport.

Police were called at 2.19am on Monday 29 August 2016 following reports that a resident could smell petrol at the front door to a block of flats along Doctor Roberts Close.

The fire service also attended as a precaution, but a fire had not been started.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Detective Constable Lucy Cummings, of Weymouth CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area around the time of the incident to come forward.

"No fire had been started, but it is believed an accelerant had been poured around the entrance door to a block of flats."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 29:49. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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