Monday, February 11, 2008

69 crimes in one night

THE Clements Estate was a scene of destruction on Sunday morning after two arson attacks and 67 cases of criminal damage.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the crimes yesterday (Monday, February 11) and was still in police custody at 4.30pm.One of the arson attacks endangered the lives of a family of seven after a fire in a wheelie bin spread to a house in Landseer Court, Haverhill.No-one was hurt in the attack.Another wheelie bin was set on fire and police also said that 67 cars had been vandalised, most of them scratched - many with four-letter obscenities.The roads affected included Parkside, Exeter Court, Recreation Road, Clarendon Road, Bute Court, Argyll Court, Landseer Court, Clements Lane, Bath Court, Mill Hill and Belmont Court.All these crimes happened between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.Anyone with information about these crimes should call police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Read more in this Thursday's Haverhill Echo.


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