Gorleston garage owner Roland Kitchen speaks out after his business is hit by two arson attacks

Crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue were called to a building fire in Bradwell. Picture: ARCHANT LIBR

Crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue were called to a building fire in Bradwell. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The owner of a garage and cab company which has been hit by two arson attacks in as many weeks has spoken out after his business was targeted.

Roland Kitchen, 57, of Autotune Service and Repair and Ocean Cabs, said: 'We had a fire in the shop that was put down to an accident but now I think it wasn't.'

Last Saturday, between 9pm and 9.15pm, two parked vehicles were set alight in Riverside Road, which took eight firefighters to put out.

In total four vehicles were destroyed by the flames.

It comes exactly a week after a blue Volkswagen camper van was also set alight while parked on the side of the same Gorleston road.


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That incident took place between 7pm and 7.15pm on Saturday, March 18.

Police have appealed for witnesses to both arson attacks, which are thought to be directly linked to one another. Witnesses should contact PC Richard Bladon or PC Carl Carter at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

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