In October last year, a stolen Land Rover was packed with fuel cannisters, driven to the front gates of Chris Packham’s house just after midnight and set alight. The vehicle exploded and the subsequent inferno caused considerable damage to Chris’s property (see here). Two masked individuals were caught on security cameras and were seen to escape in a second vehicle.
Hampshire Constabulary has been investigating this arson attack and in December 2021 an appeal was issued asking the public to help identify an individual caught on CCTV at a petrol station:
The police investigation is ongoing and on Wednesday 16th March, Chris will join Detective Inspector Howard Broadribb on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme at 10am as new evidence is revealed.
I’ll add a link here for those who want to watch it later on BBC iPlayer. [Ed: click here]
If anyone has any information about this criminal attack please call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 and quote incident reference number 44210403698.
UPDATE 16th March 2022: Police describe arson attack at Chris Packham’s home as ‘absolutely terrifying’ & appeal for information (here)