Eastbourne bin store fire was deliberate, according to police

Police said a fire that broke out in a bin store of a block of flats in Eastbourne was deliberate.

Police said a fire that broke out in a bin store of a block of flats in Eastbourne was deliberate.

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A Sussex Police spokesperson said, “The fire was deemed to be deliberate, and enquiries are now ongoing.

The scene of the fire in Westerham Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-220118-114037001

“Anyone who saw what happened or witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area around that time is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1217 of 17/01.”

Officers were seen in Westerham Road by the scene of the fire on Tuesday, January 18, according to an eye-witness.

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Police at the scene of the fire in Westerham Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-220118-114154001
The scene of the fire in Westerham Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-220118-113651001
The scene of the fire in Westerham Road, Eastbourne. Picture from Dan Jessup SUS-220118-113846001