Fire in school grounds
Long Riding, Basildon
13/11/2018 @ 18:19
Incident Number: 90103
In attendance: 2 x Basildon
Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the grounds of a school this evening.
On arrival, crews advised that a storage container positioned at the rear of the main school building was alight.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire completely by 6.49pm.
We believe this fire was caused deliberately.
Statement from Essex Police:
"We are investigating following a fire in Basildon yesterday, Tuesday, November 13.
We were called shortly after 6.30pm by colleagues at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service with reports of a fire at a school on Long Riding.
Entry had been forced into the school and a container holding school equipment is believed to have been deliberately set on fire.
No one was hurt.
If you have any information about the incidents or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the fire, please call Basildon Police Station on 101 quoting reference 42/166063/18.
Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/"