Neighbourhood policing team works with residents after six arrested in connection with arson spree
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Police in Northallerton have stepped up patrols and are offering community drop-in sessions after six people were arrested following a spate of arsons and criminal damage.
The incidents include vehicles being burned, property being damaged and windows being smashed.
Police today reassured residents that the offences are believed to be self-contained, meaning there is little risk of the wider public being targeted, and suspects have been arrested.
Northallerton Neighbourhood Policing team has been working closely with the community.
It has been providing extra patrols in and around the Meadow Lane area, drop-in sessions which are being advertised locally and has been working with other organisations to develop information and provide community support.
The incidents took place in July, August and September.
Sergeant Chris Hughes, of Northallerton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It’s understandable if residents have concerns about what’s been happening in and around Meadow Lane.
“I’d like to reassure people that we’ve been carrying out thorough investigations, making arrests and taking action to ensure people feel safe in their community.
“While some of these incidents are serious, they are isolated and self-contained. That means there is very little risk to the wider public.”
Six people, aged between their teens and late 30s, have been arrested over the past three weeks.
They were taken into police custody and bailed pending further investigations.
Anyone with information about crime in their community can share it with North Yorkshire Police using the reporting service on the force’s website, or by calling 101. You can also report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.