Arson drops by 17% in borough

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Firefighters say Dacorum is ‘leading the way’ with a 17 per cent drop in reports of arson compared with a countywide fall of five per cent.

Just four people were injured in property fires over the past year but there was one death, a meeting of Dacorum’s Community Safety Partnership was told.

District commander Ian Markwell said: “In Dacorum we’re leading the way in reducing arson.”