Gaby Hardwicke solicitors remain positive, following suspected arson attack
A fire that broke out in Gaby Hardwicke solicitors is now being considered an arson attack in police investigations this week.
Detective Sergeant Paul Graham says, "This was a deliberate and malicious act that could have had severe consequences for nearby residents."
The offices are located on Eversley Road in Bexhill and police were alerted to the blaze at 3am on Wednesday 15th October. This was following a report from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service stating a fire had been discovered within a store room at the rear of the building.
Soon after, the fire was brought under control and fully extinguished.
The local police force are urging people to come forward with any information.
"If you have any information, no matter how small or inconsequential you may consider it, or if you were in the area between 2.30am and 3am on Wednesday, then please get in touch."
David Getty, Managing Partner at Gaby Hardwicke, assures the incident was handled as promptly as possible, and says there has been no interruption to their services. He also commends the valiant efforts of the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
"Police are investigating the fire at our Bexhill office in the early hours of Wednesday morning and we wish to place on record our thanks to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt action which prevented the fire from being more serious than it was.
"Thankfully the fire was confined to a small store-room adjacent to our main Bexhill building, and nothing important was in the store. There was no interruption to our client service and no client papers were remotely in danger. Typically, our lawyers and support staff got on with their jobs next morning with quiet efficiency, giving top priority to our clients and introducers while the police and fire service made their enquiries."
If you or anybody you know has any information regarding the incident, please email [email protected] or call 101 and quote serial 122 of 15/10. Alternatively you may contact the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.