Police up presence after fires

Police say they're going to increase patrols in Bicester after five peoples' cars were set alight in the space of half an hour.

They all happened between 11pm and 11.30pm on Friday 18 June 2010.  Three of the cars targeted were parked in Thames Avenue in Greenwood.  The other two were in Kings Meadow.  Police think all the fires were started by the same culprits.

Inspector Paul Halstead from Bicester's neighbourhood policing team said: "These attacks have caused significant damage to all four cars involved. They do not appear to be aimed at anyone specifically and I would like to ask the community to remain vigilant.

"We will be conducting increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance and deter any further incidents. Our investigations are ongoing but we do believe that these attacks are linked.

"We will be speaking to any potential witnesses, so I am appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and contact me."

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505 .

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