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Witness appeal launched by police following a fire in Aylesbury

| October 6, 2021

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a fire in Aylesbury.

On Monday 4th October 2021, at around 8.40pm, a fire was reported out at the Fairpoint Containers recycling centre, College Road North, Aylesbury

A canister of acetylene is believed to have caught fire causing a larger fire within the premises which led to the A41 Aston Clinton Bypass to be closed for a number of hours, as it was necessary to close the carriageway to ensure the safety of the public, while crews from Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue made the scene safe.

The road was re-opened, just before midnight.

Detective Inspector Simon Mountain, based at Aylesbury police station, said: ‘We are carrying out an investigation following this incident.

We are asking the public to please get in touch if they have any information that may assist us in our enquiries.

We are particularly keen to see if anyone saw someone acting suspiciously between the times of 2pm on Sunday (3/10) and 8.30am on Monday (4/10) in the College Road North area where the site is.

If you have information please call 101 or go online quoting reference 43210446596, or if you wish to report 100% anonymously you can do so by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

We would like to thank the public for their patience following this incident as we are aware it did cause disruption to the local area but was necessary to ensure everyone’s safety.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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