Man arrested over Gosport arson attacks

Police have arrested a man in relation to a series of vehicle arsons in Gosport.

Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 2:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:09 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

A man in his 20s, from Gosport, has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is currently in police custody being interviewed by officers.

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

A fifth vehicle a Fiat Panda, was set alight at around 11.10pm on Tuesday, October 11, while it was parked on Cleveland Road.

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‘Detective Inspector Paul Masters, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone with information about these incidents to come forward and speak to us. ‘If you saw what happened or know anything else about the fires, please get in touch.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 44160382073 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.