A beach hut in Hove has been destroyed by fire in an arson attack early today (Thursday 17 February).
An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crew from Hove Fire Station attended.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the arson attack at around 3am on the seafront opposite the bottom of First Avenue.
A number of other beach huts were also broken into this morning.
Inspector Jason Hazard, from the Hove Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “Sussex Police take this type of criminality very seriously.
“It is distressing for the beach hut owners and the local community who enjoy the pleasant and colourful look of the huts that line the promenade.”
Some members of the community have reported broken lights in the area which, they said, created pockets of darkness making it impossible for the CCTV cameras to work properly.