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Alleged arson attacks on the Littlemoor Estate

This morning and over recent weeks Dorset Police has received numerous reports of arson attacks on motor cars on the Littlemoor Estate. There has also been a series of incidents where entry to motor vehicles has been forced.

This morning officers were called to reports of a car on fire in Beverley Road. As a result of a police investigation four people have been arrested on suspicion of arson and theft from motor vehicles. They are currently in police custody and are helping officers with their enquiries.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of arson – a 41-year-old man, a 19-year-old man, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy. All are from Weymouth.

Sergeant Steve Yeoman, of Littlemoor Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “It is unusual to have this number of incidents in Littlemoor and I believe the community is suffering at the hands of a few individuals and we will not tolerate this.

"The Littlemoor SNT is working closely with partner agencies to address this issue.

"I am pleased to note that the Littlemoor community is rallying together and I continue to urge anyone with any information to contact us on 101 or use Crimestoppers. All calls are treated in strictest of confidence and we take all reports very seriously.”

Weymouth and Portland Inspector Fry added: “We are determined to stop the people responsible. We are working hard, using a wide range of resources and tactics to catch these offenders.”