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Two arrested over arson attempt at Little Thurrock car showroom

TWO men have been arrested in connection with an arson attempt on a car dealership in Grays in January.

A 61-year-old man from Grays was arrested on January 23 on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson and was released on police bail pending further enquiries until February 21.

A 24-year-old man from Harlow was arrested on January 31 on suspicion of arson and released on bail pending further enquiries until March 31.

Police attended Mini and Acy Exports Limited in Towers Road at just before 4am following reports from the fire service that the premises were on fire. There were reports that six vehicles had been damaged in the blaze.

No one was reported injured. There had been a fire at the same premises at around 1am on Tuesday December 17 which is also being treated as suspicious. Anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to call Grays CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11


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