Teenager arrested after series of ‘arson attacks’

A man has been arrested and police are appealing for more information following a series of alleged arson attacks this weekend.

The attacks happened in Torquay in the early hours of Saturday morning in Upton Road, Avoca Avenue and Lympington Road.

Sheds, a tumble dryer and a fridge were the targets of the alleged arson attackers, and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and released on police bail until December 4, pending further enquiries.

Devon and Cornwall Police has released a statement, saying: “Police are appealing for information following a spate of arson attacks in Torquay in the early hours of Saturday 7 November.

“The fires occurred between 2.30am and 4am in the areas of Upton Road, Avoca Avenue and Lymington Road, including sheds being set alight. A tumble dryer and fridge which were outside flats on Tor Vale were also set on fire.

“An 18-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and released on police bail until December 4, pending further enquiries.

“Anyone with any information including anyone who saw any suspicious activity in those areas or has any CCTV footage which could be of assistance, is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference, CR/093978/20.”

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue attended the scenes, and the shed on Avoca Avenue was ‘completely destroyed’ and two adjacent garages also affected by the heat.

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