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Four men arrested following a series of arson offences in Chesham

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Four men have been arrested by Thames Valley Police following a series of arson offences in Chesham.

Those arrested were a 33 year old man, a 37 year old man and a 36 year old man all from Chesham and a 34 year old man from Aylesbury.

On Saturday 23rd January 2016, between 2.00am and 2.30am, a number of cars were set on fire at four locations in Chesham by what are believed to be a group of men. The cars were set alight in Higham Road, Brushmaker’s Court, Ashridge Road and Pond Park Road.

One offender was wearing a white baseball cap, a long sleeved top, dark trousers and white trainers.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has any information about these incidents.

Det Insp Nick Bell from Local CID at Taplow  police station, said: ‘If anyone in the local community has any information about these serious incidents please contact police. Also, if you are aware of any suspicious activity that has taken place in recent days or information about anyone purchasing petrol cans from local garages.

I would ask the local community to remain calm and allow the authorities involved to take appropriate action and conduct a full investigation.

I want to reassure the local community that there are increased patrols in the area and anyone with concerns is asked to speak to a member of their local Neighbourhood Policing Team. Any incidents of crime and disorder will be dealt with robustly.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may ave any information about the incidents or arson to please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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