Man arrested in connection to Gosport car fires is bailed

A MAN arrested in connection with a series of car fires in Gosport has been released on bail until December.

Friday, 14th October 2016, 3:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:57 pm
car arson Foster Road in Gosport via bf from: Ben Fishwick Date: 10 October 2016 at 08:04 Subject: Police car on fire To: Howard Frost , Genevieve Hayward Hi Howard this is on the Gosport Area Facebook page - Terri Wilson put it on there Foster Road in Gosport last night PPP-161010-132722001

The man in his 20s, from Gosport, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of arson and was interviewed by police.

Four cars, including a police vehicle, were set alight on the evening of Sunday, October 9 while they were parked on Foster Road and Linden Road.

A fifth car, a Fiat Panda, was set alight on Tuesday night on Cleveland Road, a short walk from Foster Road.

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A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘The man arrested has been bailed until December 12.’

Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting 44160382073 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.