‘Thank god he was not asleep in it’: Royston family look for answers after van blaze

Baldock and Letchworth Fire Station is holding its open day on Saturday.

Baldock and Letchworth Fire Station is holding its open day on Saturday. - Credit: Archant

A woman is appealing for information after her step-father’s camper van was allegedly set on fire in Royston at the weekend.

The Ford Transit van was torched between 10pm on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday in The Close, causing about £600 worth of damage.

The step-daughter of the owner, Dawn Carter, said her stepfather is upset and will offer a reward for anyone who saw any suspicious activity at the time.

She said: “A neighbour saw the fire and called 999, at 8.45am on Sunday morning.

“It was his camper van and he is very upset and will offer a reward for any information.”


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Dawn said the only relief is that he wasn’t in the van at the time.

She added: “Thank god he was not asleep in it.

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“He had only parked in The Close as he was visiting a house close by.”

Police have launched an investigation into the suspected arson attack.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference G4/15/592.

Alternatively you can report a crime by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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