Gamers may hold key to fire in house doorway
A HOUSE fire being treated as arson may have been witnessed by people queuing late at night to buy a new computer game.
Police investigating the blaze in Tewkesbury are asking any fans of the game Grand Theft Auto V, who were in the town for the new release and may have witnessed the incident, to contact them on 101.
The fire was started when a pile of newspapers was set alight outside a home in Station Street. Police said nobody was hurt in the incident but some damage was caused to the front door.
It is thought the fire started between midnight and 8am on Tuesday.
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The homeowner contacted the police about what had happened when discovering the damaged door on Tuesday morning.
There were a lot of people in the town that night as large numbers of gaming fans queued at the nearby Blockbusters store in High Street to await the launch of Grand Theft Auto V.
Officers want anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area to call police on 101, quoting incident number 64 of September 17.
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