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Boy, 17, and two men arrested on suspicion of arson following fires in Castlefield

| December 11, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

Thames Valley Police has launched a witness appeal following incidents of arson in Castlefield, High Wycombe on the morning of Thursday 11th December 2014.

At around 4.20am, eight vehicles were found set alight in a car park off Abercromby Avenue. Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service attended. The vehicles included a silver BMW 3 Series, a silver Citroen C4, a silver Mini Cooper.

At around 5.30am, a red Ford Escort was found to be on fire in Abercromby Avenue at the junction with Fryers Lane.

At 6.11am, a red Rover 414 car was found alight in Booker Lane.

Two vehicles, both silver Smart cars, were then discovered on fire in Juniper Drive.

All incidents are being treated as suspected arson and officers are investigating the circumstances.

A boy, aged 17, and two men, aged 21 and 20, all from High Wycombe, were arrested on Thursday 11th December 2014 on suspicion of arson and are currently in custody.

Det Con Alex Kratky, from High Wycombe Local Area CID, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incidents or anyone who saw what happened to speak to police.

Extra patrols are taking place in the area and if anyone in the community has any concerns they should feel free to approach an officer. Alternatively members of the public can call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 to speak to a member of your Neighbourhood Team.

If you have any information about the incidents, please call Det Con Kratky 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. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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