Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton detectives link wheelie bin arson attacks

Detectives are linking a spate of arsons across Southampton over the past three months.

Fire crews have tackled 22 fires in the east of the city which have mostly involved wheelie bins.

Since the start of August the blazes have broken out in Townhill, Harefield, Sholing and Weston.

The latest broke out during the early hours of Friday when a wheelie bin was set alight in front of a sheltered accommodation complex in Sholing.

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