Arrest following Arson attacks at travellers' site

PUBLISHED: 11:38 09 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 06 May 2010

POLICE have arrested a man after an investigation into arson attacks on four caravans and a Land Rover was launched last week. The 32-year-old from St Albans was arrested in relation to the incidents at the Ver Meadows caravan site in Redbourn on Wednesda

POLICE have arrested a man after an investigation into arson attacks on four caravans and a Land Rover was launched last week.

The 32-year-old from St Albans was arrested in relation to the incidents at the Ver Meadows caravan site in Redbourn on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

At around 2.15am In the early hours of Wednesday morning, two caravans and a Land Rover were set alight. Then on Thursday night, at around 9pm, two further caravans went up in flames at the site along the Redbourn Bypass. None of the caravans were habited.

Detective Inspector Carl Foster said: "Following this arrest we are still appealing for witnesses of the two arsons to come forward. I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously, or if anyone has information, to get in contact as soon as possible."

He added: "We are working hard to investigate these arsons and will continue to maintain our high visibility patrols in the area."

The man has been released on police bail until January.

Anyone with information should call 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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