Community news for Bitterne Park and nearby areas since 2005

You are Here: Home News Bitterne Park garages gutted by fire
28 April 2017
"Bitterne Park ... has such a lovely sense of community. I love to support the local businesses and think the website is great as it helps to fuel that sense of community and village atmosphere."
Sarah Lawton

Send your comment about the site

Sick of planes?


Get free updates straight to your inbox! Sign up below for our weekly(ish) email digest, and don't miss a thing! You can unsubscribe at any time.

Bitterne Park garages gutted by fire PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:23

sandringham fire320170115 142933UPDATED Police are investigating two garage fires in the Bitterne Park ward – one in Oaktree Road and one in Sandringham Road.


sandringham fire320170115 142933

They say a report was received at 2.46am on Saturday (Jan 14) of a garage fire in Oaktree Road, and a man in a hooded top was seen running from the scene.

A further report was received by police at 3.03am on the same morning, of a garage fire in Sandringham Road (pictured).

The incidents are being linked and treated as suspected arson.

sandringham fire120170115 142931

“It was fortunate that both fires were discovered quickly for our colleagues at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to attend – there is always a risk of serious harm in any fire,” said Detective Constable David Jackson from Southampton CID.

“Both fires have caused significant damage and expense.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in this area in the early hours of Saturday, January 14 and saw anything suspicious.”

You can contact police by phoning 101 quoting 44170016456.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

sandringham fire220170115 142922
Sandringham Road garage fire

Updated 15/1/17 with pictures from Sandringham Road're reader powered!
Without reader subscriptions and advertising, we'd have to stop publishing. If you value your local, independent website, please help us do more by taking out a regular subscription – perhaps for less than the cost of one posh coffee or a newspaper. Thanks!

Choose your subscription and use the secure Subscribe button below, or click to learn more. Thank you!

Subcription Options


Please log in to post comments. If you don't yet have an account, it's quick to register here

support us 120px

rss colour light grey open source 32pxtwitter-32facebook-32

Possibly Related