Two sought over shop arson attack

A police car parked outside Catherine House in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, earlier tonight. Picture: Byron Melton

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fire at a shop.

Shortly before the blaze, in Station Road, Bognor, two people dressed in black were seen running towards the Linden Road and Victoria Drive area.

It happened at 2am yesterday and the shop was badly damaged.

Detective Sergeant John Kalli, from Sussex Police, said: ‘We believe this fire was started deliberately and it is fortunate that no-one was injured.’

Witnesses are asked to email or call 101 quoting reference 0087 of 06/08.