ARSONISTs targeted a toilet block on a beachfront today.

A spokesman for Essex Fire Service said: "Crews from Clacton were called to Marine Parade at 3.46pm this afternoon.

"On arrival firefighters reported that an area of roof space of a public toilet block was alight.

"Firefighters extinguished the fire by 4.12pm.

"The cause has been recorded as deliberate."

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