Two teens arrested after eight cars set alight
TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with eight arson attacks on cars in just 90 minutes.
Police and the fire service were called to reports of vehicles on fire in five streets in Wisbech.
The vehicles were in Lerowe Road, Stow Road, Bush Lane, Oakley Close and Ramnoth Road between 2.10am and 3am on Thursday.
A police spokesman said the first incident involved a silver MG which was set alight outside The College of West Anglia in Ramnoth Road at about 2.10am.
A Vauxhall Corsa suffered slight damage after offenders tried to set fire to its number plate in Bush Lane and a ‘for sale’ sign was also set on fire nearby.
A Renault Clio and a grey Saab 93 were then set on fire in Lerowe Road before a Peugeot 206 and a Daewoo Matiz were targeted in Stow Road.
Two cars were also targeted on driveways in Oakley Close.
Detective sergeant Matt Swash said some of the cars had been destroyed while others were only slightly damaged.
The two 16-year-old boys were arrested during Thursday evening in Wisbech and have been released on police bail until July 12.