Posted: Tue 24th Jan 2023

Police seek witnesses following two arson incidents in Gwynedd

North Wales news and information

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following two separate incidents of arson in north area of Gwynedd. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The first incident involved a barn fire on the 14th January on Clynogg Road, Penygroes. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The second incident happened on 22nd January in the Clwt-Y-Bont area of Caernarfon. This involved a large garage fire which also spread to two vehicles. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Officers are investigating whether the two incidents may be linked. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Inspector Kirsty Miller said: “We are investigating two separate incidents of arson in the Penygroes and Clwt-Y-Bont areas. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Arson is not only illegal but can also have devastating consequences. The premises involved contained gas containers which put neighbouring properties at risk and created a situation of real danger. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“If anyone has information about these incidents, or witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the areas, then I would urge you to contact police immediately.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in these areas on these dates, or have any CCTV or dashcam footage, contact police quoting reference 23000040641. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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