Appeal after Canvey woman saved from fire

Police officers acted swiftly to rescue a trapped woman from a fire which was deliberately started on Canvey Island.

Officers responded to a call shortly before 11.30pm on Friday 20 October, reporting a fire had broken out in the area of Seaview Road.

The blaze took hold outside a bin shed and a woman was trapped inside.

PC Michael Tremeer and SC Lindsay Frend used fire extinguishers to fight some of the flames, allowing S/Sgt Johnathon Cuthbertson to move through the thick smoke to free the woman.

The fire is being treated as arson and police are appealing for information.

Witnesses or anyone with information or dash cam footage which could assist the investigation, can submit a report at or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 42/189109/23.