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16072 – Arson in Wednesbury

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A request for information about incidents of arson in Wednesbury 1st April 2015-31st March 2016

Ref: FOI/16072


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 3rd June 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Amount of arson in Ikea Wednesbury area for the last 12 months


Between April 2015 and March 2016 (2015/16 financial year) West Midlands Fire Service attended three fire incidents in the Wednesbury station area at properties, where the crew considered the fire to have been set deliberately. One of these was a private dwelling; the other two were at commercial or non-domestic premises. None were within a mile radius of the Ikea store at Wednesbury.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW