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WITNESS APPEAL: Information sought after boat is set on fire in Hemel Hempstead 

 Published on: 17th October 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a boat was deliberately set on fire on the Grand Union Canal in Hemel Hempstead. 

The green and pink canal boat was moored near Old Fishery Lane at the time of the attack, which occurred shortly before 3pm on Thursday October 14. 

Investigator Lisa Brown, from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit, said: “Thankfully no one was on board at the time and no one was hurt. Investigators from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have now confirmed the incident to be arson and we are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward. 

“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously around the boat? Any information at all could assist our enquiries.” 

Anyone with information is asked to please email 

You can also report information online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/80293/21. 

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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