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Man in court after Bestwood Village blazes

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A man is due in court today (Monday, 22) following a police investigation into blazes in Bestwood Village.

The man has been charged with five counts of arson which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning (November 16). 

A number of officers quickly responded to the reports of a fire in School Walk which was able to be extinguished quickly.

A further fire in Bestwood Village was also discovered that involved construction machinery.

School Walk Bestwood Village
PICTURED: School Walk in Bestwood Village

Blazes also took place at an industrial estate in Wigwam Lane, Hucknall.

A further two fires were reported a short time later at different areas within the industrial estate where another four vehicles were found alight and a skip was found burning. 

Following an extensive investigation by Nottinghamshire Police, officers have now charged 28-year-old Patrick Harrison, of Mansfield Road, Carrington, with five counts of arson.

He will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 22 November).

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The fires caused a considerable impact on both Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on the day but thankfully due to the quick response the damage was minimised.

“Arson is a serious offence and following our investigation we have now charged a man in connection with the incidents.”

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