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A teenager is due in court, accused of arson in relation to incidents on the M3.
The motorway was shut for nearly twelve hours last month, as police investigated a hazardous substance believed to have been thrown from a motorway bridge near Winchester.
The 17 year old also faces charges of blackmail and theft.
Two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, have suffered burns after an arson attack at a changing room in Cosham in Portsmouth.
The arson happened sometime between 10pm and 10.30pm last night at the changing rooms at King George V playing fields.
A 14-year-old boy from Hursley has been arrested on suspicion of arson and a 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion with arson with intent.
The 17-year-old has been discharged from hospital and the 15-year-old is being moved to Salisbury Hospital.
A police cordon remains in place at the scene.
Detectives investigating a number of suspected arson attacks in Kent have issued CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to.
A series of suspicious fires were reported to police in December. The attacks damaged properties and parked vehicles across the Tonbridge area, including at Crabapple Road, Cannons Lane, Redbud Road and Medway Wharf Road.
As part of an ongoing investigation into the incidents a police appeal was issued on 23 December for any information which could help identify potential suspects.
Officers have now released CCTV footage of a man they believe can also help with their enquiries.
The footage is connected to an incident which occurred in Ashby Point, Walters Farm Road, at around 10.20pm on 23 December, 2016:
Anyone with information can contact the west Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference YY/028098/16.
Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Detectives investigating a number of suspected arson attacks in the Tonbridge area have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.
A series of suspicious fires were reported to police in December, which caused damage to properties and parked vehicles in areas including Crabapple Road, Cannons Lane, Redbud Road and Medway Wharf Road.
Officers have now released CCTV images of a man they believe can also help with their enquiries.
"We are continuing to appeal for any information which may assist our investigation into these incidents and I would like to thank anyone who has already been in touch.
"At this stage we are now really keen to speak to the man pictured in these CCTV images. If you recognise him please don’t hesitate to call us."
A suspect has now been found for the arson attack which took place at a special education school in Bicester.
The incident happened at Bardwell school at around 11pm on New Years day when a shed full of toys was set alight.
Update: A suspect has been identified in respect to the Arson @ Bardwell School on Sunday 01/01/17 and the investigation is progressing well
A family have escaped from a fire at their home which it's believed was started deliberately.
The blaze broke out at a property in Bassett Way in Kidlington at about 1.50am on Friday.
An offender/s is believed to have caused a fire to start at the front door of the property, which then spread.
The victims, a 50 year-old man, a 36-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy were able to escape the property via windows.
The man and the boy were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by paramedics.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. She has since been discharged.
“We believe that arson was the cause of this incident, which could have led to the death of three people, one of whom was a five-year-old child.
“Fortunately, they all managed to escape from the property, but the outcome could have been very different.
“We are conducting a full investigation into this incident, and I am therefore appealing for anyone who has any information which could relate to it to contact us by calling the non-emergency number 101.”
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at Brighton Museum.
Firefighters were called to North Gate House in Church Street early this morning.
The fire was extinguished and damage was caused to the exterior of Brighton Museum.
A 50-year-old man, of no fixed address remains in police custody.