BREAKING NEWS: Car-fire attacks: teenager arrested

A 16-YEAR-old boy has been arrested in connection with a spate of car fires in Hucknall.

The teenager, from Hucknall, was arrested last Friday (August 19) and released on bail pending further inquiries. He cannot be named because of legal reasons.

Police are still seeking vital information from a member of the public who may have disturbed suspects as they tried to set light to a van on George Street. The witness gave chase, but the suspects made off towards Victoria Street.

A total of five cars were damaged, four of them seriously, between 11 pm on Saturday August 13 and 3.15 am on Sunday August 14. The fires were started on Barbara Square, George Street, Annesley Road and Central Avenue.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in Hucknall at that time is urged to ring Det Con Neil Allsop at Hucknall CID on 0300 3009999 (extension 8044734) or call the free Crimestoppers hotline anonymously on 0800 555111.