13/06/2016 Redcar and Cleveland

Appeal for Witnesses Following Suspected Arson in Redcar

Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson occurred at the new sheltered seating areas at the Esplanade in Redcar.

The incident occurred on Saturday 11th June at 22:15pm.

Investigating Officer PC Dave Alcock said: “It is extremely dangerous to start fires and we are treating this incident as suspected arson. It is shocking that a minority of people’s mindless acts can cause so much disruption and damage to a community.

“Thankfully no one was hurt from this incident. We would urge anyone with any information about the person or people responsible for these fires to contact Cleveland Police on 101.”

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Dave Alcock at Cleveland Police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.