Man arrested after suspected arson attack in Hemel Hempstead

It was reported that the fire service was dealing with a fire inside a flat on Nash Green

Monday, 26th April 2021, 12:47 pm

A man has been arrested after a suspected arson attack in Hemel Hempstead, which also left five vehicles damaged.

Officers were called to Octagon House in Nash Green, shortly after 4.10am on Saturday, April 24.

It was reported that the fire service was dealing with a fire inside a flat and that five vehicles had also been damaged.

Police

A man has now been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said: "We aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, but anyone with information is still of course encouraged to come forward, as it all helps to build the case."

Detective Inspector Adele Hopkin said: “Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident, but it could easily have been a very different story.

"However, significant damage has been caused and has left the occupants of two further properties displaced from their homes while the structure of the building is assessed.

Officers were called to Octagon House in Nash Green, shortly after 4.10am

“We continue to work alongside the fire service to establish the circumstances around how the fire started, but we are currently treating it as an isolated incident.

“As part of our enquiries, we are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward. Did you witness anyone acting suspiciously in the area during the early hours?

"Did you see any vehicles leaving the area around the time of the fire? Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could assist us.”

You can report information online, or call 101, quoting crime reference 41/29688/21.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.