Little Clacton caravan arsonist caught on CCTV

The blaze started in the early hours of Monday morning

by Chris Jefferies
A caravan dealership in East Anglia has caught an arsonist on CCTV starting a fire inside a forecourt motorhome, it has been reported.
The blaze, which started early yesterday morning (August 1st), then spread to three other motorhomes, four cars and a caravan, doing more than £200,000 of damage in the process, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.
Carmel Button, managing director of the garage told the local paper that staff have watched the whole “terrifying” incident on CCTV and this evidence has sparked a police investigation.
“We’ve had things stolen before but nothing has happened to us like this. I haven’t got a clue why we’ve been targeted. We are still trading, we’ve got to,” she said.
The dealership has been open for 30 years and moved to Little Clacton ten years ago, the owner added.
Leading Firefighter Jim Bowyer praised his crew for the way in which they dealt with the incident, as no-one was hurt and the fire was extinguished in under two hours.
Local police are treating the incident as arson and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.