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Boy, 15, is the fifth person to be arrested in connected with arson attacks in Chesham

| January 29, 2016


On Tuesday 26th January 2016 a 15 year old boy from Wiltshire was arrested in connection with a series of arson offences which took place in Chesham during the early hours of Saturday 23rd January 2016.

The arrest was made in Surrey. The boy  has since been released on police bail until Wednesday 24th February 2016.

Four men, aged 32, 33, 35 and 36 remain on police bail in connection with the series of offences after they were arrested on Saturday 2rd January 2016.

Between 2.00am and 2.30am on Saturday 23rd January 2016 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.

Police investigating are still very keen to speak to anyone with information about these incidents.

Speaking on the same afternoon of the offences occurring, Saturday 23rd January 2016, 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 have any information about the incident 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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