Two teenagers arrested over a spate of vehicles fires in north Bristol have been released with no futher action, Avon and Somerset Police confirmed today (April 28)
The boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of arson in the week after the fires in Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke in the early hours of April 3.
Yesterday, a 26-year-old man appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court in connection with the incidents. Daniel Cron, from Filton, was charged with 24 counts of arson. He will reappear at Bristol Crown Court on May 25.
And today, after an approach by BristolWorld, Avon and Somerset Police said no futher action was being taken against the boys, who had remained on bail since their arrest earlier this month.
A total of 25 vehicles were set alight at several locations in and around Bradley Stoke in the early hours of April 3. Some belonged to Bradley Stoke Town Council and charity Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport.
An appeal by the police following the attacks had a ‘tremendouse’ response, said senior detectives who recieved more than 30 pieces of CCTV footage.