Man arrested in connection with East Cowes arson series
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Officers investigating an arson series in East Cowes have arrested a man.
The incidents occurred between 14 July 2022 and 16 June this year, with almost a dozen vehicles suspected of being deliberately set alight in the York Avenue, Mayfield Road, Victoria Grove and Kent Avenue areas.
In the most recent incident, a fire occurred at a house in Princess Close.
The total estimated damage for all of these incidents combined is around £350-400,000.
The North East Wight Neighbourhoods Policing Team, with support from CID, have been following up all available lines of enquiry into these incidents, and today (Friday 1 September) a 56-year-old man from East Cowes was arrested on suspicion of arson.