Exmouth police offer reward after Brixington School arson attack

PUBLISHED: 12:15 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH police are offering a reward to the person with information which leads to catching the culprit who deliberately set fire to Brixington Junior School at the weekend.

EXMOUTH police are offering a reward to the person with information which leads to catching the culprit who deliberately set fire to Brixington Junior School at the weekend.

The police are appealing for information after the school, in Brixington Lane, fell foul of an arson attack on Saturday night.

Exmouth firefighters were called to the school shortly after 8.30pm where they found the outside of the building was well alight.

The fire involved an external shed and several wheelie bins, and spread to an internal storeroom.

Brixington neighbourhood beat manager PC Dave Evans said: "We know Zip brand firelighters were used to set fire to an outbuilding. This spread to the main building causing fire and smoke damage

"Someone will know or have strong suspicions as to who has done this and I'd urge them to contact me or Crimestoppers.

"A reward has been mentioned to me for information leading to the judicial conclusion of this serious offence"

The fire crews wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to tackle the blaze, and ventilation fans to clear smoke from the building.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "The storeroom was severely damaged by fire and the rest of the single-storey building was heavily smoke logged."

PC Evans can be contacted on 08452 777 444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting police reference KE/08/3599.


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