North Bristol vehicle fires: Police hunting second arsonist release CCTV of a man

Officers think the man in the footage may have information which could help their inquiry

Police investgiating a series of arson attacks which damaged 24 vehicles in north Bristol have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to talk to. It comes as the force say a second man involved in the incident on April 3 remains unknown.

The man aged in his late teens or early 20s is wearing a distinctive black and grey hooded top and grey jogging bottoms. Police believe he might have information on the arson which caused damage to dozens of vehicles in Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke on April 3.

The incident sparked a strong community response with support for the police investigation and lifts offered to those without transport as a result of the incidents.

A 26-year-old man called Daniel Cron has already been charged with 24 counts of arson, and is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on September 12.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “The second man involved in the incident remains unknown and enquiries to identify him continue.

“As part of these ongoing enquiries, CCTV footage of a man aged in his late teens or early 20s who’s wearing a distinctive black and grey hooded top and grey jogging bottoms is being released.

“Officers think the man in the footage may have information which could help their inquiry and ask anyone who recognises him to contact them.”

Anyone who can help should call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222078593. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.