ARSONISTS set fire to a property from the inside.

A fire was started behind the front door inside the property in Sutton Road, Southend, causing damage to papers and carpet.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place between 10pm on Saturday  and 12.20am on Sunday. Anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously or has information can call PC Victoria Leese at Southend CID on 101.