Police to focus efforts on extinguishing spate of arsons in Great Yarmouth


Officers from Great Yarmouth are focusing their efforts to extinguish a recent spate of anti-social behaviour and arsons across the borough.

Although the fires are of a relatively low level officers would like to reassure the public that steps are being made to tackle these issues.

Sergeant Julie Johnson said, 'We take all reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and appreciate how much of an impact it can be on your lives. Setting objects on fire can be a criminal offence and it will not be tolerated.'

Various incidents have been reported over the last couple of months and two teenagers have been arrested.

On Saturday, April 14 a bush and cardboard was set alight on Laurel Drive in Bradwell. A 13-year-old boy from the Great Yarmouth area was arrested for the offence and is currently on police bail until Wednesday 22 June 2016.

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On Tuesday, April 17 some shrublands were set on fire in East Anglian Way in Gorleston. A 13-year-old boy from the Gorleston area has since been arrested and is currently on police bail until Friday, July 1.

• Anyone who may see any suspicious activity in the borough, particularly relating to ASB or arsons, are encourage to report issues to us via our 101 number or tweet us @GYarmouthPolice using #ActionOnASBGorleston.

• Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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