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13 vehicles set on fire in Dorset towns

Police arrest man after residents awoken by vehicle explosions

18 May 2023
 

Detectives are investigating a string of apparently random arson attacks on cars in and around a quiet Dorset town.

Thirteen vehicles were set on fire overnight in the Wimborne and Poole areas of Dorset. Two properties were also destroyed or damaged on the night of Sunday 14 May and the early hours of Monday morning.

Fire crews worked through the night to put the fires out.

A local man, who has not been named by police, was arrested on suspicion of arson. Dorset police said in a statement:...

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