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Three boys arrested over police van fire in Halton Moor

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Media captionThe police van was set alight on Halton Moor estate in Leeds

Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson and violent disorder after a police van was set on fire.

The police crime scene investigation van was set alight in Halton Moor, Leeds, at about 18:00 BST on Thursday, 19 September.

West Yorkshire Police said officers had "attended a disturbance on Ullswater Crescent following damage to a vehicle".

Three boys aged 13, 16 and 17 years old were arrested on Monday.

Police said all three were in custody being questioned over the disturbance on the east Leeds estate.

A 13-year-old boy who had been arrested on Friday has been released under investigation.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said detectives were carrying out inquiries and "further identified suspects were being actively sought".

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Image caption The fire happened while officers were "attending a disturbance", West Yorkshire Police said
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Image caption The police van was destroyed in the attack on Ullswater Crescent

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