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POLICE HUNT NEWHAVEN ARSONIST

June 11th, 2020.


Sussex Police are investigating the criminal damage of four cars in Newhaven in the early hours of this morning. Firefighters alerted police at 12.52am after they were called to First Avenue, where it was reported that along with the damage, an attempt had been made to set light to the vehicles. A number of windows in the cars had been smashed, possibly with a hammer or similar implement.


A man, described as dressed all in black with a black snood over his face, was seen to run off towards Second Avenue. A police dog unit joined a search of the area, but there was no trace of the man.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time, or who has any information about the incident, or the man, is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 54 of 11/06.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via the website HERE or call 0800 555 111.