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Two attacks upon police targets (UK)

Bristol: Arrest after suspected arson attack at Keynsham police station (03 Sept)

A man has been arrested after two police vehicles were damaged in a fire at Keynsham police station.

The Avon and Somerset force vehicles – a safety camera van and a support group minibus – were damaged in the blaze in the early hours of this morning.

A police officer discovered the small fire in the yard at the Bath Hill site at around 3.20am and called Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

No-one had to be evacuated from the police station because of the fire.

A man who was in the area at the time was arrested and was being questioned this evening.

Brighton: Police car torched in suspected twin Church Street arson attack (02 Sept)

Police officers are investigating an arson attack which claimed one of their own cars.

The police car is thought to have been set fire to deliberately just half an hour after a bin containing paper and recycling went up in the same street.

The two blazes happened in Church Street, Brighton, in the early hours of yesterday.

The car was parked and unattended on the corner of Tichborne Street, Brighton, only about 50m away from the bin fire, which was outside the Mash Tun on the corner of New Road.

A fire crew from Preston Circus arrived to tackle the first blaze at about 2.30pm before returning to their station.

Just ten minutes later, they were called again to put out the police car using foam extinguishers and hoses.

The back half of the police car was destroyed.

Not one step back, arson the cops!

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This entry was posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:42 am and is filed under Direct Action.