CCTV plea to track down Dalton car arsonist

By Antony Clay | 24/08/2017

CCTV plea to track down Dalton car arsonist

DETECTIVES searching for an arsonist who torched a car have revealed a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to.

The attack happened at around 11.10pm on Thursday, May 18, in Netherfield View, Dalton.

Officers believe the man could hold important information about the incident and hope that people may recognise the distinct clothing he was wearing.

Det Con Karen Edge said: “The occupant of the house was in bed when he heard a large bang and rushed to the window, only to see that his car had been set on fire.

“We believe some form of accelerant has been poured on to the car and set alight, before the offender left the area.

“While I appreciate this incident happened a while ago, enquiries remain underway to identify the offender and I’d now like to ask for your help to try and identify the man in these images, who we believe may hold information about the incident.

“I know the images are not of the best quality but the man is wearing a fairly distinctive outfit, pale coloured jeans, dark wellies, a coat and a hooded jumper. We also believe he may have been riding a bike in the area on the evening of the incident.

“He could hold information which could assist with our enquiries and so if you recognise him, or know who he could be, please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 1254 of May 18 2017.”

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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