Seven Vehicles Set Alight Across Stockton – Appeal for Witnesses & CCTV
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Police are appealing for information, CCTV and dash cam footage following several incidents which resulted in seven vehicles being set alight the Stockton area.
It was reported that a group of males driving a black 4x4 vehicle were believed to be responsible for the incidents. They were described as wearing balaclavas and being in possession of weapons.
An 18 year old male has been arrested this afternoon and remains in custody.
Officers are connecting all the incidents at this time, as below:
Faraday Drive in Hardwick on Tuesday 12th September at 4:25pm – a vehicle was set alight and damage was caused to a property.
Coal Lane, Stockton reported to police at 9:45pm on Tuesday 12th September – vehicle set alight.
Durham Road at 9:50pm – a vehicle damaged.
Orange Grove on Wednesday 13th September at 12:15am – two vehicles set alight.
Centenary Crescent on Wednesday 13th September at 12:25am – two vehicles set alight.
Cowpen Crescent at 12:50am on Wednesday 13th September – vehicle set alight.
No one was injured as a result of the incidents.
Stockton CID Detective Inspector Barnes said: “We believe these incidents were targeted attacks and are working on a number of lines of enquiry to locate those suspected of being involved.
“We understand the incidents are concerning to the public and we have increased police patrols in the areas affected and would urge anyone who has any information which can assist officers to please approach our officers or call us on 101."
Officers are appealing to the public to come forward with any information regarding the incidents or anyone with private CCTV or dash came footage to come forward.
Cleveland Police can be contacted on 101 quoting SE23182090.
Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111.