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Police are appealing for witnesses, CCTV or dashcam footage following a suspected arson in London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea this morning, Wednesday September 9.
Officers were called by the Fire Service just after 1am to reports that there had been a fire at the Premier store and they are investigating the circumstances behind how the blaze started.
A man was seen just before 1.10am on a mobility scooter outside the property, and police would like to speak to him in connection with the incident.
If you have any information, call 101 quoting incident 122 of the 9 September or report it online at www.essex.police.uk
Anyone who’s property has been affected by the fire and has yet to speak to police are also asked to call 101.