Three teens arrested in connection with Cawston arson attack

Some of the play equipment was set on fire.
Some of the play equipment was set on fire.

Three teenagers have been arrested and bailed in connection with an arson attack at a park in Cawston earlier this month.

Rugby Police have launched ‘Operation Cacturne’ to target anti-social behaviour in the Cawston and Bilton area in light of recent concerns.

On Sunday morning, officers tweeted: “OP Cacturne arrest for arson today by @RugbyCops. Bail conditions imposed. Third arrest for the offence. Great team work.”

And today (Tuesday) a police spokesperson confirmed to the Advertiser that the arrests were linked to the incident that took place in Cawston on Sunday, September 18.

The spokesperson said a 14-year-old girl had been arrested on suspicion of arson, while a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of arson and theft. Both have been released on police bail until October 26.

A second 15-year-old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of arson and released on bail until October 12.

Inspector Karl Faulkner of Rugby Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Warwickshire Police is committed to working with our local community to tackle any incidents of anti-social behaviour within Rugby especially within our parks and public spaces.

“Due to a recent incident of arson within the Cawston area on September 18, officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team have been providing additional patrol within the area to address this.

“This has sent a clear message that any acts of criminal damage or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and those involved will be brought to justice.”