Officers investigating a fire that is believed to have been started deliberately in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report at around 3am on Saturday 27 April 2024 of a fire in a communal storage area under an apartment block in Greenhill.

Officers attended and assisted the fire service as the fire was extinguished. Following liaison with the fire service, and further enquiries, it is suspected the fire was started deliberately.

Detective Constable Rob Hoskins, of Dorset County CID, said: “This fire was started in a storage area beneath a residential building and therefore could have had extremely serious consequences.

“We are carrying out detailed enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area during the early hours of Saturday 27 April 2024 to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured any relevant footage on home CCTV systems, doorbell cameras or dashcams.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240062140. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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