Resident's fears after arsonists strike Shoebury flats again

Echo: Terrified – Sarah Dennison with son Harry, three Terrified – Sarah Dennison with son Harry, three

CALLS have been made for CCTV to be put into a block of flats in Shoebury after it was hit with another arson attack.

The incident yesterday, in flats in Falcon Way, managed by Estuary Housing, followed three arson attacks in May.

Sarah Dennison, 25, a mum-oftwo, called the fire service at about 11am after seeing a bag of rubbish on fire outside her flat on the second floor.

Two crews attended from Southend station, but the blaze had been put out before they arrived.

Miss Dennison’s three-year-old son has chronic asthma and had to be checked over by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

She said: “I was absolutely terrified.

“My door is the onlyway out, but I couldn’t get past the fire. I thought ‘this is it, we’re not going to get out’.

“There is no CCTV and Estuary Housing doesn’t seem to be doing anything to protect its residents.”

A spokesman for Estuary Housing said: “The association continues to be concerned by the incidents at Falcon Way and will be meeting our residents and the police to look at what additional measures we can take.

“All residents have been asked to be more vigilant during the coming days and anyone with any information about those responsible for setting the fires should contact the police.”

No one was hurt and police are investigating the fire, having been called to the scene by the fire service.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:55pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Kursaal76 says...

we have same problem here. if the lazy residents didn't leave there stuff in corridors and chucked there rubbish away there wouldn't be anything for them to set alight. bit simple really.
we have same problem here. if the lazy residents didn't leave there stuff in corridors and chucked there rubbish away there wouldn't be anything for them to set alight. bit simple really. Kursaal76
  • Score: 13

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree