Cambridgeshire Police issue fresh appeal for dashcam footage taken before £500,000 arson attack that destroyed five lorries in March

PUBLISHED: 16:43 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 09 May 2018

Police in March have issued an appeal for dashcam footage taken before the £500,000 arson attack that destroyed five lorries at Glazewing in March PHOTO: Stuart Mockler

Police in March have issued an appeal for dashcam footage taken before the £500,000 arson attack that destroyed five lorries at Glazewing in March PHOTO: Stuart Mockler

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Police suspect a Volkswagen Beetle could hold the clue to solving the mystery of who torched a recycling depot in March causing £500,000 worth of damage.

The revelation came today in a statement from Cambs Police in which they renewed their appeal from anyone with a dashcam who was driving in or near the depot on the night of the fire to get in touch.

Officers are asking for footage from people that were in the area on the night of the blaze, specifically following a Volkswagen Beetle car.

A police spokesman said: “Were you in the area on the night of this fire?

“Do you have a dashcam in your car? If you were following a Beetle that evening we would like to hear from you.”

Detective Constable Tom Adams said: “I would like to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously, to come forward.

“It’s quite likely that those responsible for the blaze would’ve returned home smelling of fuel and smoke so I would urge any friends or relatives of these people to get in touch.”

Emergency services were called to Glazewing waste and recycling centre in Hostmoor Avenue in March on Friday April 13 at around 10.10pm.

Five lorries, each worth about £100,000, were damaged in the blaze and there was extensive damage to the recycling centre.

Anyone with information is asked to call on 101 quoting reference CF0194040418 or report online.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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