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Police probe arson and burglary in South Ockendon

ESSEX Police are investigating after a house was burgled and then set on fire in Araglen Avenue, South Ockendon.

Officers were contacted just before 6.30pm on Wednesday November 30 to a report that the house had been broken into and was on fire. Essex Fire & Rescue Service attended and quickly extinguished the blaze.

Considerable damage was caused to the building and various items, including a large television, were discovered to have been stolen. There was no one in the house at the time.

Detectives have been making a number of enquiries but would urge any witnesses or anyone with information to contact Grays CID on Essex Police 101.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or


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