CCTV capture the moment bins set alight in Wisbech and later when Jaguar is torched - man is in custody

Burnt out Jaguar. One of the targets for an arsonist in Wisbech this week. A man has been arrested.

Burnt out Jaguar. One of the targets for an arsonist in Wisbech this week. A man has been arrested. Picture; CAMBS FIRE - Credit: Archant

A man is in custody following arson attacks in Wisbech that ended with a Jaguar being torched.

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a near

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a nearby fence in Wisbech this morning (Tuesday July 2). Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called out on several occasions as reports of arson attacks came into force headquarters.

A police spokesman said: "During the night or early morning an unknown suspect has set light to a communal bin outside a block of flats on Oil Mill Lane, Wisbech.

"CCTV has been given to police.

"Then today (July 2) at 5.30am, a man parked a Jaguar FX outside the back of Tasty China, Nene Quay, Wisbech and set fire to the car, which was captured on CCTV.

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a near

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a nearby fence in Wisbech this morning (Tuesday July 2). Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant


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"Officers arrested the man."

The spokesman added; "A Salvation Army building was also damaged during this incident."

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Crews from Wisbech, West Walton, Outwell and King's Lynn were called to the first blaze at New Inn Yard at around 5.49am.

A Cambs fire service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a large amount of rubbish had spread to trees and nearby fence.

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a near

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a nearby fence in Wisbech this morning (Tuesday July 2). Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

"Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 7.45am."

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a near

Arsonists set fire to a large amount of rubbish which caused a blaze that spread to trees and a nearby fence in Wisbech this morning (Tuesday July 2). Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

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