Letchworth boy, 16, arrested after suspected arson and attempted car theft
PUBLISHED: 17:06 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:25 05 October 2017
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.”
A suspect remains in police custody.
Anyone with information should contact DS Ainsworth by calling 101, quoting the relevant reference number.
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.