Vehicles destroyed during series of fires in Barton Hill – live updates

Police confirm blaze is being treated as arson

Police say the incident is being treated as arson. In a statement, Avon and Somerset Police issued an appeal for any potential eyewitnesses to come forward.

A police spokesperson said: “Were you in the Barton Hill Road/Queen Ann Road area of Bristol between 2.30 and 3am Sunday 14 August?

“Seven vehicles have been damaged by fire in those streets, including both vans and cars. It’s believed some of the vehicles were deliberately set on fire, with others damaged as the fires spread.

“Luckily there are no reports of anyone being injured and the fires did not affect nearby homes.

“You’ll see an increased police presence in the area in the next couple of days as officers carry out house-to-house and other enquiries.

“Officers want to hear from anyone who saw anything which could help the investigation, or who has any dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage of the area at the time.

“If you can help please call 101 and give the reference 5222194693. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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