From The Oxford Times
2:40 pm Saturday 17th November 2012 in Oxford By Freddie Whittaker, covering Politics and Kidlington. Call me on 01865 425498
A witness appeal has been launched after a boat fire in Wolvercote.
Police were called after the blaze on the vessel, which was moored on the canal near to the Peartree Roundabout.
The emergency call was made at around 11pm on Friday night.
Det Ch Insp Andy Bird said: “We are currently working closely with the fire service to establish the full circumstances surrounding how the fire happened.
“I would like to urge anyone who might have seen what happened or has information to help us with our enquiries and has not yet spoken to a police officer to come forward.”
Anyone with information which could help the police should contact the police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Editor’s comment: I have been personally too close to comfort to two fires – one of which was almost certainly arson – and I am pleased to see that the police are taking this one seriously. I urge anyone who has any information about this incident to contact the police.