Arrests following Lancing arson attacks

TWO teenagers have been arrested following small fires in Lancing.

A 17-year old local girl and an 18-year-old man from Brighton were arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of arson on Wednesday evening (December 28), after a wheelie bin and the cover of an adjacent parked car in Penstone Park, Lancing, both suffered slight fire damage at about 8pm that evening.

Nobody was hurt.

Detective Constable Tony Taylor said: “We are considering a possible link with several other similar small fires in the same and nearby locations during October and November.

“We would also like to hear from any residents or passers-by in the Penstone Park area yesterday evening who may be able to help, if they have not yet been contacted by police. You can call us via 101 quoting serial 1357 of 28/12.”