CAMBS: Arsonist tried to torch tent with man inside

Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police - Credit: Archant

ARSONISTS tried to set fire to a tent in Huntingdon while a man was inside.

The attack happened near the historical monument at Castle Hill – just off the ring road – at about 7.45pm on Tuesday (July 2).

Police said the 28-year-old victim was listening to music when he smelled smoke and realised his tent was on fire.

The attacker had gone by the time he had got out.

The victim managed to put the flames out, leaving the tent only slightly damaged. He believes someone also tried to set fire to the tent again in the early hours of the next morning but it was put out by rain.

DC James Bowen, who is investigating, said: “The victim luckily managed to get out of his tent in time but this could have been a lot more serious.

“I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw someone acting suspiciously to get in touch.”

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INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.