Police arrest second boy, 14, after arson attacks in north Bristol

Avon and Somerset Police has also released a statement following the arrests

Police have arrested a second boy in connection with a series of arson attacks in Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke last weekend.

Avon and Somerset Police had earlier today (April 8) said a 15-year-old boy had been arrested on suspicion of arson following the incidents which saw 25 vehicles destroyed.

This evening, the force said a second boy, aged 14, had also been arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

The lighting up of vehicles across the three areas in north Bristol last week caused disruption, including for charity Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport which had half of its fleet destroyed and was unable to provide lifts to some people on Monday.

Police have made a second arrest in connection with the vehicle fires last week

Avon and Somerset Police issued CCTV as part of its appeal - and today said it had received a ‘tremendous response’.

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Detective Chief Inspector Andy Greaves gave an updated statement from earlier today. It said: “We’ve received a tremendous response from the public to help us with our enquiries.

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

Avon and Somerset Police has provided a timeline of the arson attacks in north Bristol

“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.”

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