Police appeal after Homeless Man Bedding Set on Fire in Portsmouth

police appeal after homeless man bedding set on fire in portsmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a homeless man’s belongings and bedding were set alight this morning (Sunday 9 April) just before 8am, on Commercial Road.
It was reported that two women were seen shouting at the man. One of them then urinated on his bedding and set alight to it.

No one was injured.

Officers have arrested two women, a 22-year-old woman from Waterlooville and a 25-year-old woman from Havant, on suspicion of criminal damage and arson.

They remain in police custody at this time.

Support has been offered to the homeless man and there will be increased patrols in the area.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘44170132189’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.