Two boys wanted in connection with garage fire

Boys wanted over Swanage arson attack

Boys wanted over Swanage arson attack

First published in News

TWO young boys are wanted in connection with an arson attack that took place in Swanage last week.

Emergency services were called to a garage in Victoria Avenue, at 8pm on Wednesday June 11, after a stockpile of wood was deliberately set on fire.

The boys, aged around 10-13, were disturbed by the occupants of the property after they returned home.

Police Constable Kyle Hickman, of Purbeck police, said: “This was a highly dangerous incident that has caused damage to the building.

“It also endangered the occupants who tried to extinguish the fire and suffered the effects of smoke inhalation.”

Three days earlier, between 3-3.15pm on Sunday, June 8, furniture was piled up and set alight in a derelict classroom at Swanage's former grammar school site in Northbrook Road.

PC Hickman said: “I urge witnesses, anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the areas at the relevant times and anyone with information about those responsible to come forward as soon as possible.

“All calls are treated in the strictest confidence.”

Witnesses call 101, quoting incident number 11:450.

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6:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

pooleresident60 says...

If there was more police on the beat these things wouldn't happen also Swanage police has closed due to cutbacks I suppose nearest is Wareham now what's the country coming too ? Even the new Poole station isn't manned 24hrs we pay all this council tax for less services.
If there was more police on the beat these things wouldn't happen also Swanage police has closed due to cutbacks I suppose nearest is Wareham now what's the country coming too ? Even the new Poole station isn't manned 24hrs we pay all this council tax for less services. pooleresident60
  • Score: 6

9:21pm Mon 16 Jun 14

hooplaa says...

Its got nothing to do with the amount of police on the street, the chances of them bumping into this would be very low. The police station might be closed but the 999 or 101 line isnt so people can still report crime etc...
Its got nothing to do with the amount of police on the street, the chances of them bumping into this would be very low. The police station might be closed but the 999 or 101 line isnt so people can still report crime etc... hooplaa
  • Score: 4

6:08am Tue 17 Jun 14

Phixer says...

hooplaa wrote:
Its got nothing to do with the amount of police on the street, the chances of them bumping into this would be very low. The police station might be closed but the 999 or 101 line isnt so people can still report crime etc...
I disagree. More police on the streets should be able to build a rapport with their local community which may divert such arsonic tendencies into youth clubs or such like, as well as getting to know the likely trouble makers.

Beat Bobbies would get to know their community and the community would gain some respect for law and order.
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: Its got nothing to do with the amount of police on the street, the chances of them bumping into this would be very low. The police station might be closed but the 999 or 101 line isnt so people can still report crime etc...[/p][/quote]I disagree. More police on the streets should be able to build a rapport with their local community which may divert such arsonic tendencies into youth clubs or such like, as well as getting to know the likely trouble makers. Beat Bobbies would get to know their community and the community would gain some respect for law and order. Phixer
  • Score: 3

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