Police hunt arsonist who set fire to Boscombe flat

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Image caption The arsonist forced entry to a property in Roumelia Lane

Three fires were deliberately started in a vacant Boscombe flat, Dorset Police said.

At 23:53 GMT on Friday firefighters were called to put out a blaze in a property in Roumelia Lane.

Police found that someone had forced their way into the flat and started three separate fires inside.

Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth said: "Had the fire spread to adjoining properties people's lives would have been put in immediate and real danger."

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