Could bin arsonist have struck again?

Posted On 08 Nov 2017 at 11:36 am

An arsonist who torches bins in Brighton and Hove could have struck again last weekend – on the busiest night of the year for firefighters.

Brighton and Hove crews were sent to a variety of callouts over the weekend, including domestic fires, flooding and car crashes.

But the weekend ended with four bin fires in and around the Seven Dials area of the city in the early hours of Monday morning – the same area where nine fires were started in one night last month.

The fires started at 4.20am in Cambridge Road, Hove with another at 4.53pm in St Nicholas Road, Brighton then one in Nizells Avenue, Hove at 5.10am and the fourth and last reported at 5.05am in Queens Road, Brighton.

In each case, firefighters used one hose reel jet to quench the flames.

The arsonist has previously struck in Vernon Terrace, Windlesham Gardens, Davigdor Road, Sillwood Street, Leopold Road, Albert Road, Nizells Avenue, Montpelier Crescent and Western Road, Hove.

However, Brighton police say they have not linked the incidents at this stage.

A police spokesman said: “We have records of a bin fire at Queens Road, Brighton, and one at Cambridge Road, Hove, in the early hours of Monday (6 November). No connection has been established between these and similar fires on

Anyone who has any information about the fires can report online to https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 1113 of 06/11.”

He added the bin fires in Nizells Avenue and St Nicholas Road had not been reported to police.

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