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Witness appeal launched following Castlefield arson attack

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Police Light - 2014-03-22

A witness appeal has been launched by Thames Valley Police a suspected arson that occurred in Castlefield, High Wycombe on Monday 29th September 2014.

Shortly after 2.00am Thames Valley Police officers located a white Ford Transit van which was on fire in Rutland Avenue near the junction with Booker Lane.

Police officers would be interested to speak to an Asian man, who was approximately 5ft 8ins, of slim build, who was wearing gloves and was seen running from Rutland Avenue in to Booker Lane shortly before the incident.

A search of the area was conducted by the police by the suspect was not located.

Det Sgt Carl Wilson, from High Wycombe Local Area CID, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who saw a person acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the offence or anyone matching the description of a man seen running away from the area to speak to police. The area is patrolled regularly and anyone with any concerns should approach and speak to an officer.

Thames Valley Police as asking anyone with information about the incident to contact investigating officer PC Dominic Butcher via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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