Police appeal after arson in Middleton

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an arson in Cubbs Close, Middleton, in the early hours of Saturday.

Police were called at to a report of some burning material outside a house at 2.45am. Bucks Fire and Rescue were also in attendance.

PC Richard Minney, neighbourhood specialist officer for Broughton and Middleton, said: “Although waste material was set alight and it was in a parking area quite near to a fence, I would like to reassure people that no-one in the area was in any immediate danger.

“However, this is a serious incident which has affected the local community and I would like to appeal to anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Middleton area at the time.

“I have studied some CCTV coverage of the area, and although it does show some movement in the area at the time of the incident, it is not sufficiently detailed for me to provide a description of the suspects.

“We believe the incident might be connected to some criminal damage at Middleton School that night and I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed this or to anyone who has heard someone talking about their involvement in it.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Minney via the 101 non-emergency number or if you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.