Arrests made in multi-vehicle fire investigation

Photo of a fire-damaged pick-up truck.
One of two council-owned vehicles damaged in the car park at Little Stoke Park.

Detectives investigating a series of vehicle fires in north Bristol last weekend have made two arrests.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of arson yesterday (Friday 8th April 2022), while a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of the same offence this afternoon (Saturday 9th April 2022).

The arrests come after 25 vehicles were damaged by fire in the Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke, Patchway and Bradley Stoke areas in the early hours of Sunday 3rd April.

Among the damaged vehicles were minibuses belonging to Four Towns and Vale Community Transport.

phot of several fire-damaged minibuses.
Fire-damaged minibuses in a car park within the Rolls-Royce site, Patchway.

Detective chief inspector Andy Greaves said:

“We’ve received a tremendous response from the public to help us with our enquiries.”

“More than 30 pieces of CCTV [footage] has been submitted by the local community, which is all being reviewed, and we’re immensely grateful for those contributions.”

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“We can confirm a teenage boy from South Gloucestershire was arrested yesterday and he has since been bailed with conditions to remain home between 9pm and 6am.”

“Another boy, who is 14, was arrested this afternoon and is currently in police custody.”

“While we’ve made arrests, our investigation is still progressing and we continue to ask any witnesses or anyone with information or footage relating to this investigation to call 101 quoting reference number 5222078490. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can take calls anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Map showing the seven locations in north Bristol where vehicles were targeted.

See all posts related to this incident: Multi-vehicle arson – April 2022

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include details of a second arrest.

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