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Vehicles torched in Warndon arson attacks

Worcester Editorial 29th Apr, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

TWO MEN were arrested after five vehicles were set on fire in a spate of arson attacks in Warndon.

Two vans, two cars and a minibus were set alight between 11.15pm and 11.40pm on Sunday (April 27) with a wheelie bin on the corner of Oakridge Close and Edgeworth Close also ignited.

The first blaze involved a white Ford Transit van in the Lark Hill area before two fires occurred in Chelmsford Drive, where another white Transit and a Mercedes Sprinter minibus were also targeted.

The culprits then moved to Carlisle Road and set fire to a silver Citroen C5. This was followed by an attack on a black Peugeot 206 on Toftdale Green.

Two men in their 20s were arrested on Sunday in connection with the attacks and released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Det Cons Cath Morgan said she was keen to hear from anyone who was in the streets where the fires took place or shopkeepers who sold accelerants on the day in question.

It is also believed those responsible may have used bicycles to move from place to place.

Anyone with further information about the incident can contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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