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10 May 2012, 17:47
Three men have been arrested in connection with this week's arson attacks in Drywell Court, east Northampton.
The men, two local and one from out of the county, are currently being held in custody for questioning.
Windows were smashed and a serious fire was caused after two properties were targeted by arsonists.
Just before midnight yesterday a deliberate fire was set at one address in Drywell Court.
An attempted arson and criminal damage also happened at nearby property, police are linking the two incidents.
Detective Inspector Ally White, of Northampton CID, said:
"These are very serious incidents and we asking anyone with information about these incidents, who we have not yet spoken with, to come forward.
"Thankfully no-one was hurt as a result of these incidents but one of the properties sustained severe structural damage.
"We are confident that these incidents can be isolated and that there is no wider risk to the community.
"But we will be putting on extra community patrols, day and night, to reassure residents in the area.
"We would ask people living in the vicinity of these incidents to report any suspicious activity to us."