Three 11-year-olds arrested in Tonypandy

Written by on 24th October 2022

South Wales Fire & Rescue was called out to Tonypandy as new build homes were set alight and South Wales Police have since arrested three children on suspicion of arson.

Wales Online are reporting that on Sunday, October 23, two unoccupied new build properties were set alight on Gilmour Street, Tonypandy at 6:47pm. Fire crews from Tonypandy, Treorchy and Pontypridd stations attended the scene and firefighters extinguished the fire using specialist equipment.

South Wales Police confirmed that three boys, all aged 11, were arrested on suspicion of arson and are on police bail while the investigation continues.

South Wales Police were called just after 7pm on Sunday, October 23, by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service following reports of the fire.

A spokesperson for South Wales Fire and Rescue said:

“At approximately 6:47pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022, we received reports of a fire on Anderson Terrace, Tonypandy.

“Crews from Tonypandy, Treorchy and Pontypridd stations attended the scene. Firefighters extinguished the fire using specialist equipment, including hose reel Jets, a main jet and a 7m ladder. A stop message was received at approximately 8:13pm”.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said:

“South Wales Police was called just after 7pm last night (Sunday 23 October), by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service following reports of two unoccupied new build properties being alight on Gilmour Street, Tonypandy. Three boys, all aged 11, were arrested on suspicion of arson and are on police bail while the investigation continues.”

Anyone who may have information on the fire, that could assist officers in their investigation, should contact South Wales Police quoting occurrence number 2200359716.

 


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