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Police arrest two men in connection with a spate of car fires in Worcester

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a spate of car fires in the early hours of this morning (Friday 31 May).

The first incident happened at around 1.21am, on Friday 31 May, where a car was set alight in Lowell Street in Worcester. At around 2am a further two cars, in Lansdowne Crescent were believed to be set alight. A fourth car had been set alight in Liverpool Road at around 2.50am.

Firefighters extinguished the fires. No-one was injured in any of the incidents.

Two men, both from Worcester, have been arrested in connection with the fires, which are being treated as arson. They remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Tony Garner, from Worcester CID, said: "We currently have two people in custody on suspicion of arson. Our investigation is in its early stages and detectives will be carrying out further enquiries into all of these incidents. If anyone witnessed any of the fires, or suspicious activity in or around Lowell Street, Lansdowne Street and Liverpool Road in Worcester please get in contact with us."

"We're working with our local safer neighbourhood teams to offer reassurance to local residents in the areas that have been affected."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 54S 310519. Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Issued: 11am, 31052019, MC



Published 31/05/19