Thetford fire believed to be arson

A fire in Thetford in which a man suffered minor burns is being treated as arson.

The incident took place at around 6.50pm yesterday (Wednesday), when police and fire were called to reports of a small fire at a property in Elm Road.

The fire was extinguished by a passer-by before officers arrived but damage had been caused to a window and surrounding area.

A man in his 60s was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital to be treated for a hand injury.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen or heard any suspicious behaviour in the area.


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Witnesses are asked to contact Det Con Scott Malcolmson at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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