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UPDATE: Police appeal after van torched in arson attack
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a van was torched in an arson attack this morning.
Fire crews were called to the vehicle on Coombe Valley road in Preston at 10.30am today.
The vehicle, a white Vauxhall Combo car-derived van, was completely destroyed in the blaze which firefighters believe was caused deliberately.
A spokesperson from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The service received several calls from passing motorists that a vehicle off the road was alight.
“One fire engine from Weymouth Fire Station attended the scene and firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire.
“Crews used a full tank of water and set in to a hydrant nearby to replenish their tank.”
A spokesperson from Dorset Police added: “The white Vauxhall combo car-derived van is registered to a Weymouth company.
“We believe it to be a stolen vehicle, stolen from the area of Jestys Avenue in Weymouth sometime between 2pm on Monday October 7 and 7.40am this morning.
“At the moment we are investigating the incident and our enquiries are ongoing.”
Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and anyone with information should call 101.
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