Volkswagen campervan torched in Gloucester

A suspected arson attack is being investigated by police after emergency services were called to reports of a Volkswagen campervan on fire in Gloucester city centre.

The campervan was found alight at Grey Friars on the evening of August 19.

Investigating officers are especially keen to speak to two men who were seen on the top of Eastgate Shopping Centre.

It is claimed they appeared to have a tripod and be filming at the time.

A Gloucestershire Police statement said: “Officers are appealing to witnesses to the arson attack that took place in Greyfriars, at the rear of Café Rene, in Gloucester at around 10.20pm on Friday 19 August.

“Investigators believe the white Volkswagen campervan was deliberately set alight.

“They would like to speak to anybody who saw anything suspicious in the area shortly before or at the time of the incident, or may have relevant mobile phone footage.

“Police are particularly keen to speak to two men who appeared to be filming on the top of Eastgate Shopping Centre with a tripod at the time.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 553 of 19 August.

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