Three ve­hi­cle blazes in town may be ar­son at­tacks

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THAMES Val­ley Po­lice is ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses af­ter three ve­hi­cles were found on fire in Che­sham on Satur­day March 25.

Po­lice were called at 3.55am af­ter two parked cars, an orange Nis­san Note and a blue Vaux­hall Corsa, were on fire in Pearce Road and Lyn­d­hurst Road.

Shortly af­ter 4.30am, an­other re­port was re­ceived about a parked lorry be­ing bro­ken into with the cab on fire in Short Way. A man in black was seen run­ning away from it.

There were no in­juries in the ve­hi­cle fires but all three are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as ar­son and it is be­lieved they may be linked.

Sergeant James El­lis, of Chiltern and South Bucks Lo­cal Polic­ing Area, is ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses or peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

“We fully ap­pre­ci­ate that the lo­cal com­mu­nity may be con­cerned by th­ese events, es­pe­cially in light of the pre­vi­ous spate of ve­hi­cle ar­sons the town suf­fered last year,” he said.

“Of­fi­cers have al­ready con­ducted ex­ten­sive house-to-house en­quiries, to iden­tify wit­nesses and CCTV of the in­ci­dents.

“We have also been sup­ported by Bucks Fire and Res­cue, who have pro­vided fire pre­ven­tion ad­vice to con­cerned res­i­dents.”

Mr El­lis said it was likely the ve­hi­cles were all tar­geted in or­der to steal items from them and he urged lo­cal res­i­dents not to leave per­sonal pos­ses­sions in their cars.

He added: “Cur­rent in­for­ma­tion in­di­cates th­ese vic­tims were cho­sen at ran­dom and th­ese crimes are not be­lieved to be re­lated to the se­ries of ve­hi­cle ar­sons in early 2016.

“We would very much like to hear from any­one who has fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about th­ese ar­sons, and would en­cour­age the re­port­ing of any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.”

If you wit­nessed any of the in­ci­dents or have any in­for­ma­tion, call Thames Val­ley Po­lice on 101 or con­tact the in­de­pen­dent Crimestop­pers anony­mously via 0800 555 111.

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses af­ter a spate of ve­hi­cle fires

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