“We will be back stronger than before”


“We will be back stronger than before” – Oakley businessman defiantly shrugs off vehicle fire as ‘minor setback’.

This is the moment Kieran Cowley found one of his work vans had been set on fire outside his home on Church Lane, Oakley. He’s now offering a £10,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to a conviction.

His business, Cowley Environmental, is growing rapidly and this van was only purchased recently, it’s now completely destroyed but he remains defiant. “I woke up this morning with hundreds of messages and missed calls with offers of vans, tools, vehicles. It’s a minor set back that the company shall swallow. We will strive forward with excellence as we have done since being founded two years ago.”

“The morale at Cowley Environmental can’t be beaten and we have an incredible amount of support following this incident from friends within the construction industry.”

Bedfordshire Police told Bedford Independent that they are treating this fire as suspicious and an investigation is on-going. They ask anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference 40/28881/18. You can also give information on the Bedfordshire Police website.