Man, 20, arrested after 'suspicious' fires in Holsworthy
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson as police continue to investigate two suspicious fires in Holsworthy.
Police were alerted to the first fire at around 7.50pm on Wednesday March 20 in Quarry Park, Holsworthy.
A shed to a property was destroyed by fire, and spread to a house which was unoccupied at the time and no persons were injured.
Early yesterday, at around 5.46am, police were alerted to another fire, this time to a caravan in Chapel Street, Holsworthy.
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The fire spread to a house in the street and also a Honda Civic, a Suzuki Station Wagon and a Renault Megane.
People were evacuated but unharmed and a caravan was completely destroyed, while other vehicles substantially damaged.
A police spokesperson said: "The fires are being treated as suspicious and police are considering the possibility that they may be linked.
"We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the fires or has any information as to who is responsible.
20-year-old man from the Holsworthy area was arrested on suspicion of arson during the yesterday evening
He is presently in custody at Barnstaple Police Station.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference CH/13/145 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online at www.Crimstoppers-uk.org