Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a spate of arson attacks on vehicles over the weekend.

Six vehicles were set alight in locations off and near to the Rodwell Trail.

The first happened at Asda on Marsh Road between 8.55pm and 9.05pm on Saturday 31 January.

The remaining five incidents happened between 7.45pm and 8.35pm on Sunday 1 February on Prince of Wales Road and Old Castle Road.

Officers believe all six are linked.

Inspector Pete Browning, of Weymouth police, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to these attacks to contact Dorset Police on 101.

“In relation to these incidents we have CCTV images I am able to release. We urgently would like to talk to the individuals pictured as we believe they may be able to assist with our investigation.

“The damage has been caused by offenders setting light to the vehicles on or around the registration plate, the fire has then spread to the rest of the car and in some cases totally destroying it.

“I also ask that residents remain vigilant and would urge anyone who has seen any suspicious activity in the relevant area or has information about those responsible to call the police.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 31:395 or 01:369. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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