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Arson attack leaves caravan and 4×4 destroyed in Horley as police appeal for witnesses

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack on a caravan and left it and a 4×4 destroyed in Horley.

The attack took place on Saturday (February 8) at approximately 7pm on Haroldslea Drive.

It resulted in a caravan and a 4×4 being totally destroyed and two other cars being damaged. Two cars on a neighbouring driveway were also damaged.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service responded and put the fire out, and have since determined it to be arson.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Kristian Baker said:

“This was a serious incident which has caused considerable damage. While understandably distressing to the family involved, it could have been far worse given that these vehicles were parked on the driveway in front of the house and could have spread to their home had the fire service not got there when they did.

“We have carried out a number of enquiries in the area but I would urge anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously around this address at that time, or before or after the incident then please let us know. You can contact us via 101 or report information through www.surrey.police.uk and quote the reference number PR/45200015817.”

You can also report information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.

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Witness appeal after 17-year-old grabbed by man in Horley

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Police are appealing for witnesses and dash camera footage from the Horley area last night after an incident in Ladbroke Road.

A 17 year old woman left her home for a walk at around 10pm on Saturday 22 August, and sometime later became aware of a man behind her as she walked north along Balcombe Road from the Kings Head junction (with Smallfield Road) towards the Shell Garage Roundabout. The man is believed to have followed her into Ladbroke Road, where he asked if she wanted him to accompany her home. When she refused he grabbed towards her, leaving her with a number of scratches.

The man is described as having a tanned complexion, with short hair. He is around 5’10” tall, or skinny build and was wearing a leather jacket and jeans. He had a local accent.

Neighbourhood officers have been visiting homes and businesses in the area conducting house to house enquiries and reviewing CCTV. Police are keen to trace the man involved, as well as narrow down the time frame for the incident.

The police are keen to speak to anyone that was walking, riding or driving along the B2036 (Balcombe Road) or Ladbroke Road; between 10pm last night and 01:30am this morning. Of particular interest is anyone who has any footage (mobile phone, CCTV, dashcam or helmet-cam footage) from the route between those two times – even if you believe it does not show the man (as this may still help to focus the time frame).

Anyone who believes that they may be able to assist with the investigation is asked to contact police using the chat or report online functions on surrey.police.uk or via 101, quoting reference PR/45200089153.

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