Three Men Arrested After Stables Fire

11 May 2011, 13:10

Police are looking for witnesses to an arson that happened at horse stables in Havant.

Between 7pm and 7.30pm on Sunday, May 8 someone entered the field the stables stand in, round the back of Sparsholt Closein, and set fire to them, destroying them and containers nearby. The total cost is believed to be approximately £7000.

Three people from Havant have been arrested in connection with this incident, two 18-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy. They are bailed until June 20th.

Detective Constable Simon Woods said: "Fires around the area of this field in Havant have become more frequent in recent weeks, the latest of which has resulted in a considerable amount of damage being caused.

"Luckily no people or animals were hurt or killed in the fire, but police would appeal to the public for further information that could assist out investigation.

"If you have seen anyone starting fires or acting suspiciously in the area please get in touch with police."

Anyone with information should contact Waterlooville CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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