Arson attacks that took place more than 20 days apart on Northampton street could be linked, say police

Officers investigating two arson attacks on a street in Northampton, where fires were started by front doors, believe the two may be linked.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 5:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:47 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses to two arson attacks in Abington.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the two arson incidents in Silverdale Road, Abington, Northampton.

One of the incidents happened in the early hours of Saturday, October 1 and the other on Saturday, 22 October at about the same time.

In both incidents, a fire was started close to the front doors, causing damage to the external cupboards and door frames.

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Members of the public and local residents are being urged to report anything suspicious at the earliest opportunity by calling 101 or 999 to report a crime in progress.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.