House fire in Sherborne believed to be arson, police say

A house fire in a Dorset town is being treated as suspicious by police.

Nobody was at the property in Knotts Paddock, Sherborne, when the suspected arson was carried out, police said.

The blaze, which was tackled by crews from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, broke out sometime between 20:30 and 21:30 BST on Friday.

Dorset Police have appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area before the fire broke out to contact them.

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