Appeal following arson in Orpington
PUBLISHED: 17:13 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 24 October 2018
Police in Bromley are appealing for information following an arson attack on the borough.
At approximately 12.10am on Sunday, September 16, a hedge to the front and side of a home in Adcock Walk in Orpington was set alight, causing it to burn down, as well as causing external damage to the house.
The occupants of the address were home at the time and neighbours alerted them to the fire so they were able to leave the property safely.
The suspects are described as five males and a female, all white and aged between 15 and 18 years old.
Det Insp Mark Hine from the Bromley Community Safety Unit said: “This was a completely reckless act which has caused significant damage.
“Had the residents not made it out of the address to safety there could have been much more serious consequences.
“The occupants feel this was a targeted attack so police are treating the offence as a hate crime.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact Bromley Community Safety Unit on 07900 137612 or via 101, quoting reference 5264/16Sep.
To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
One person has been arrested and charged in connection with this incident.