A MAN who was inside his caravan during a suspected arson attack managed to get out unhurt.

A group of four or five people were seen running off following the incident in The Roman Way, Glastonbury between 2.30am and 3am in the early hours of last Wednesday (August 5).

The 45-year-old man in the caravan was able to extinguish the flames before major damage was caused.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "Thankfully, he was unharmed.

"A group of four to five people were witnessed running off towards the A39 in the direction of Street following the incident."

PC Andy Goldsmith said: “This incident follows another caravan fire in the same location which happened the previous night, which is currently being treated as unexplained. It is not yet known whether the two incidents are linked.

“This is however a concern, and we would ask anybody who witnessed the incident, was in the area at the time or noticed a group of people acting suspiciously to call 101 quoting reference 5220174964.

“Additionally, if any drivers with a dash cam were driving in the area at the time, we’d be grateful if they could check their footage and make contact if they have captured anything that could help with our investigation.”