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We are appealing for witnesses to an arson incident in Southampton which led to four people being arrested.
We were called at 00.15am today (24 January) to Sullivan Road Park, Sholing, where the fire service were putting out a motorcycle fire started by a group of youths.
The group also ripped off fence panels and parts of the play park and set that alight with petrol.
Our officers attended and made the following arrests:
-Three 15-year-old boys and a 20-year-old man, all from Southampton, were arrested on suspicion of arson
-One of the 15-year-old boys was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a blade, namely a lock knife
They all remain in custody at this time.
The 20-year-old was also found with a small amount of cannabis, which was seized, and was ordered to attend a cannabis awareness course.
Inspector Stuart Baker from the Southampton East Neighbourhoods Policing Team said: “Hopefully the swift action we have taken with this incident shows we will not tolerate behaviour like this.
“Officers will be patrolling the area and if you have any concerns please speak to them.
“If you saw what happened, were in the area at the time and noticed something which could aid our investigation or have mobile, dash cam or ring doorbell footage which could help our enquiries then we want to hear from you.”
Contact us on 101 or report online via our website, quoting 44230031037.
Alternatively, you can report anonymously to us via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting their website.