Arsonist hunted after blaze on ornamental long boat

An arsonist is being hunted after a blaze destroyed an ornamental long boat in Southampton.


The boat, which sits outside the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, on West Quay Road, was set alight this morning.


Crews from St Mary’s fire station rushed to the scene at around 5.15am, to tackle what firefighters called a “small” fire.

No one was injured in the incident.

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9:27am Fri 31 Aug 12

Scrutinizer says...

Well, I'm amazed that this rather nice maritime heritage-promotion object hasn't been "destroyed" before. But why isn't there a photo' on here to show EXACTLY what the damage looks like? Knowing the Echo's reporting as I do from past experience, we readers don't always get the accurate er...'picture' from the story alone. Well, I suppose the idiots who did this (who were almost certainly boozed and/or doped up at that time of the morning - surprise, surprise) need to stimulate their few brain cells from some pathetic little moronic act or other from time to time...
Well, I'm amazed that this rather nice maritime heritage-promotion object hasn't been "destroyed" before. But why isn't there a photo' on here to show EXACTLY what the damage looks like? Knowing the Echo's reporting as I do from past experience, we readers don't always get the accurate er...'picture' from the story alone. Well, I suppose the idiots who did this (who were almost certainly boozed and/or doped up at that time of the morning - surprise, surprise) need to stimulate their few brain cells from some pathetic little moronic act or other from time to time... Scrutinizer

11:22am Fri 31 Aug 12

cityboy74 says...

Just typical of southampton, Wouldn't expect anything less, The sort of city that someone spray over a banksey.
Just typical of southampton, Wouldn't expect anything less, The sort of city that someone spray over a banksey. cityboy74

11:22am Fri 31 Aug 12

cityboy74 says...

Just typical of southampton, Wouldn't expect anything less, The sort of city that someone spray over a banksey.
Just typical of southampton, Wouldn't expect anything less, The sort of city that someone spray over a banksey. cityboy74

2:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

sarfhamton says...

Perhaps it was a Viking?
Perhaps it was a Viking? sarfhamton

12:46am Sat 1 Sep 12

bigal007 says...

sarfhamton wrote:
Perhaps it was a Viking?
no a saxan lol!!
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Perhaps it was a Viking?[/p][/quote]no a saxan lol!! bigal007

6:56pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Scrutinizer says...

bigal007 wrote:
sarfhamton wrote: Perhaps it was a Viking?
no a saxan lol!!
"saxan'? Oh, from planet Saxan, no doubt! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Perhaps it was a Viking?[/p][/quote]no a saxan lol!![/p][/quote]"saxan'? Oh, from planet Saxan, no doubt! ;-) Scrutinizer

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