Police are on the hunt for an arsonist after fire swept through a Hereford charity for the third time in nine months, writes JONATHAN RUSSELL.

Staff from Full House have suffered a third fire attack at their warehouse store - (from left, warehouse assistant Olly Sparrow, sales assistant Jessica Hood and manager Barbara Frankham.

The Full House Project on Holme Lacy Road was broken into and set alight on Sunday at about 6pm in similar circumstances to suspected arson attacks in May last year.

Fire Brigade spokesman Alec Mackie reported boarding on one of the charity's furniture warehouses had been broken and evidence suggested a flammable substance was used to start the fire.

Chief executive of the charity, which supplies furniture to people on low incomes, John Jordan said: "It beggars belief. We are here to help the community.

"There is someone out there who is so eaten up by something that they want to see this charity closed."

The organisation lost a warehouse on May 8 when Unit Two was razed to the ground in a blaze that required eight fire engines from across the county to control.

Five days earlier, Unit One, the building set alight on Sunday, was broken into and set alight.

Police spokesperson Georgie Bates said: "After the last incident officers spoke to staff and conducted a door to door investigation of the area.

"CID officers will be looking at the possibility the incidents are connected."

Anyone with information about the fire should contact Hereford Police on 01432 276422 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.