Footage released of suspected arson attack which saw FUEL TRUCK CATCH FIRE

PUBLISHED: 15:16 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:16 22 April 2016

Footage of the suspect entering the yard in Bexley

Footage of the suspect entering the yard in Bexley


The fire started at Mulberry Automotives in January

Police are continuing their investigation into a blaze which destroyed the cab of a lorry next to 6,000 litres of diesel.

Around £30,000 worth of damage was caused after a truck caught alight at Mulberry Automotives on Fishers Way in January.

CCTV footage released shows the suspect squeeze through bent railings and enter the yard with a fuel can.

Moments an explosion is quickly followed by the suspect seen running towards a tanker.

The figure then pours fuel over the rear of the cab and set it alight, then running off towards a nearby scaffolding company.

The blaze, at the junction with Mulberry Way, destroyed the cab of the lorry, but the diesel remained undamaged.

The suspect is described as a man wearing a light coloured top and bottoms.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise man shown on CCTV or any other witnesses.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 3900894/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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