18-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER LATEST ARSON ATTEMPT IN EAST COWES
Date of alert:
Saturday, 18 February 2023
An 18-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of arson after an attempted attack on a van in East Cowes last night (Friday).
As previously reported by Island Echo, a single fire crew from East Cowes were mobilised to York Avenue at around 19:45 after they received reports of a fire under yet another van.
On this occasion, firefighters arrived to discover that the fire had been extinguished – or had self extinguished – before it could take hold of the ADT Ford Transit.
It was believed that the fire was started to nearside front of the van – a similar modus operandi to the fires that were committed in the town in December and January.