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Witness appeal following arson

Alert message sent 03/06/2019 13:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of arson in Thatcham. The incident occurred on Saturday (1/6) around 10pm on Sagecroft Road at the junction with Kipling Close.

A firework was launched from a vehicle stopped at the junction into the hedge of a residential property, causing the hedge to set alight. The vehicle was then driven away in the direction of Park Lane.

The fire was extinguished by the fire service and no one was injured during the incident.

The vehicle is described as being a small grey saloon.

Investigating officer PC Aaron Trafford based at Newbury police station said: “I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“If you have information about the incident, please report this via the non-emergency police number 101 quoting reference 43190164888, or contact us online.

“If you do not wish to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

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