Arsonists target Burnham houseboat

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Arsonists target Burnham houseboat Arsonists target Burnham houseboat

Arsonists have set alight a houseboat’s gangway.

Paraffin was poured over the walkway to a blue houseboat in The Quay, Burnham, on Friday at 4.45am It is believed that the fire was noticed by one of the houseboat’s residents who extinguished it themselves.

The walkway was left with charring damage.

The fire service was not called.

A police spokesman said: “We have no evidence to suggest that there is any motive behind this or any additional incidents.

“This appears to have been an isolated incident.”

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