Two York men arrested following suspicious car fire

30 Jul 2013 @ 9.42 pm
| News

Issued by North Yorkshire Police

York police are appealing for information after two cars were damaged by fire in the city.

The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service reported that they were dealing with a fire at around 4.40am on Tuesday 30 July 2013, on Priory Street, which had damaged a Fiat Stilo and a Vauxhall Combo. Also damaged was a large wheelie bin and a hedge.

Two local men aged 25 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of arson, a short time later on St Benedict’s Road.

They have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

PC Joanne Theaker, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you were in the area at the time and witnessed any suspicious activity, I urge you to come forward straight away.”

Anyone who can assist officers with this investigation should contact York CID on 101, select option 2 and ask Joanne Theaker. Alternatively information can be emailed to PC Theaker.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130128454.


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