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Witness appeal following arson in Southsea

Alert message sent 10/10/2021 14:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

We’re appealing for witnesses and information following an arson at a residential property in Southsea.

Sometime between 12.10am and 12.30am this morning, Sunday 10 October, a lit rag was put through the front door of a property in Crabbe Court, Southsea.

The occupant, a woman in her 30’s, was inside the address at the time the fire started.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire Service attended and extinguished the fire.

No-one was injured.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious or has any information that could help our investigation.

Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously? If you live in the area, do you have any private CCTV?

Perhaps you were driving in the area at the time and have dash-cam footage?

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting 44210406660.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Message sent by
Sarah Cartwright (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire)

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