Arson – Valetta Way, Moreton

A fire was started deliberately in Valetta Way – Moreton-in-Marsh on Saturday 25th September around midday. Two local youths reported the fire to residents as it burnt out of control. Local residents had to use buckets of water to extinguish the fire in the wooded area. This could have been a serious incident. Thank you to the two quick thinking youths who raised the alarm.

We have received a number of similar incidents county wide where a trend on Tik Tok is asking users to start the biggest fire they can.
This is a serious offence and could be life threatening if a fire gets out of hand.
If anyone has any further information please contact us on 101 or online using our website and quote incident 292 25/09/21

Many thanks
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott

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Nicholas Westmacott (Police, PC, Cirencester)