Sir Cameron Mackintosh ‘victim of boat arson’
Sir Cameron Mackintosh may be planning to claim on his boat insurance after a 19-foot fibreglass fishing vessel owned by the millionaire was destroyed in a fire.
The Daily Mail reports that police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the blaze, which is thought to have been deliberately lit.
According to the theatre impresario’s spokesman Andrew Aitchison someone intentionally targeted Mr Mackintosh.
“This was a petty act of vandalism. There is absolutely no doubt that this was a very deliberate act – this was no accident,” he remarked.
It is the second time the West End producer has had property ruined in a fire after his home in the Scottish Highlands burned down in November 2000.
Police concluded at the time that the house was set alight when the gas was left on, but no one was ever arrested in connection with the incident.
Mr Mackintosh has produced a number of long-running musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats and Oliver.