Detectives appeal after several incidents, Hartlepool
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Detectives from Hartlepool CID are appealing for information after a number of incidents in the town, some of which are currently being treated as linked.
At around 7pm on Saturday (7th January) police received a call regarding a silver 54 plate Shogun which had deliberately collided with a house in Brunel Close.
The occupant was unharmed however the house sustained significant structural damage. The householder’s car was also set alight on the drive. The crime reference for this incident is 4178.
It is believed that several vehicles arrived at the address around the time of the incident, with the Shogun being one of these. A number of people were seen to leave the scene afterwards.
Twenty minutes later the suspected Shogun was located burnt out on Verner Close. Witnesses stated the offenders had been in a blue Skoda.
Then at 7.32pm a vehicle fire was reported on Tennyson Avenue. Four males were seen to approach a parked BMW and set it alight, while also attempting to set a Nissan Juke on fire. (The crime reference number for this incident is 4192).
At 7.34pm two unknown males attended Thackeray Road in a silver 3 series BMW and set a parked Suzuki Grand Vitara alight. It is not known at this stage whether this offence (reference 4193) is linked to the others.
If you have any information on any of these incidents, please contact Hartlepool CID on the 101 number.