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Axminister arsonist sought

Driver may be in Nissan Terrano 4x4

An arsonist who attacked an Axminster auctioneers hasn't been apprehended three weeks after the incident.

Police have issued an appeal for information about a man seen driving a dark Nissan Terrano in the area around the time of the fire, which broke out at Atkins Auctioneers in Lyme Street in the town on Thursday 1 November between 11 and 11.30 pm.

What officers are calling an "accelerant" was poured through the letterbox and then set on fire. It damaged the door and had the potential to spread through he. building.

Police need witnesses or dashcam footage. Please call 101 quoting reference CR/101344/18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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