Arson attack in Caister

Stephen PullingerPolice in Caister, near Great Yarmouth, are warning of the dangers of starting bin fires following an arson attack in the village.Stephen Pullinger

Police in Caister, near Great Yarmouth, are warning of the dangers of starting bin fires following an arson attack in the village.

The fire was started deliberately in a bin close to a home in Thames Way.

Firefighters put out the blaze before it spread.

Sgt Caroline Adams, of Norfolk police, said: 'We take these incidents very seriously and in this case there was the potential for the fire to be much worse as the bin was very close to a property and could have easily spread.

'Officers are following several lines of inquiry and we are determined to catch those responsible.'

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or noticed people acting suspiciously in the area shortly before 2am on Thursday.

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Contact Caister safer neighbourhood team on 0845 4564567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.