Row in Hatfield ends in mattress being torched

A ROW between a couple escalated, leading to a mattress being torched in the street.

The bizarre incident in Errington Close, Hatfield, happened on Friday, just before 6pm.

No one was injured but police and paramedics were called along with the fire service to the first-floor flat.

A police spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “We had a call at around 5.45pm to say that there was a fire outside a property in Errington Close.”

Police believe the mattress was deliberately set fire to.


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A spokesman for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said oxygen was administered to someone at the flat.

The fire was extinguished at 6.20pm.

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* A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of arson and was bailed until April 4.

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