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Men arrested in connection to arson attack

November 19, 2020
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Two men have been arrested following a report that accelerant had been poured through a letterbox.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called to Huddlestones Wharf in Newark at around 3.20pm yesterday (18 November) after the offenders had run off.

Neighbourhood and response officers carried out enquiries and two men, both aged 20 and from London, were arrested nearby.

Heather Sutton, district commander for Newark and Sherwood, said: "Clearly this is a very concerning incident as it could have been extremely dangerous.

"We take an attack of any kind seriously and my team were at the scene within five minutes to establish the circumstances around the job and quickly made an arrest.

"The pair have since been released on conditional bail and the investigation continues."

If anyone saw anything suspicious or has information that could help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 449 of 18 November.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls are free, no matter how long the call lasts.