ARSONISTS struck a restaurant in Westcliff.

Chairs, an air conditioning unit, rubbish and cooking oil were set alight at the back of Opicado restaurant in London Road on Thursday, June 26.

The blaze happened between 2am and 7am.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call Pc Martin Thacker at Southend police station on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.