Letchworth boy, 16, arrested after suspected arson and attempted car theft

Police are investigating a suspected arson and theft of a vehicle in Letchworth

Police are investigating a suspected arson and theft of a vehicle in Letchworth - Credit: Archant

A 16-year-old boy from Letchworth has been arrested following a suspected arson and attempted car theft.

Police were called at 2.54am this morning to a garage fire in High Avenue, where they also found a motorbike in a nearby walkway which officers suspect was stolen.

Sightings of two casually-dressed white men attempting to steal a car in West View at 4.40am were also reported to police.

Officers are treating the two incidents as linked.

Det Sgt Will Ainsworth, who is investigating, said: “I am appealing for anyone who might have seen suspicious activity during the times stated to get in touch. You may have vital information that could help with our enquiries.”

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A suspect remains in police custody.

Anyone with information should contact DS Ainsworth by calling 101, quoting the relevant reference number.

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Quote ISR 35 of October 5 to report on the incident in High Avenue, and ISR 48 for the incident at West View.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or go to crimestoppers-uk.org.

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