Appeal to trace possible witness to vehicle fire in Benfleet

Police have released the CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident where a vehicle was set on fire in Oak Road South, Benfleet on Thursday July 9.

A 34 year-old man – Richard Dedman, of Woodfield Road, Benfleet – has been arrested over the incident and charged with criminal damage and arson.

He is next due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on August 10.

Officers want to identify and speak to the man pictured as he was seen in the area and may have information which is important to the investigation.

If you recognise him or have any information about who is please call 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/101391/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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