Suspicious fires in Salisbury investigated

A number of suspicious fires in the Bemerton Heath area of Salisbury are being investigated.

In the latest incident a group of youths are reported to have set fire to trees at the back of Woodlands Primary School on Thursday, police said.

Four teenage boys were seen running from a hedge fire in Festival Avenue in a previous incident.

A third incident involved a fire near the Harlequins Football Club. Two male youths were seen nearby.

PCSO Luke Taylor, of Wiltshire Police, said: "This type of behaviour is extremely dangerous, fire spreads very quickly and could have had serious consequences for the offenders and other members of the community.

"I would urge anyone who has information on the incidents or on those responsible to contact me.

"Also, I would like to hear from the youths who were in the areas at the relevant times as they may be able to help with the investigation."

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