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Solihull arson: 17 attacks on driveways and gardens

Arsonists have carried out 17 attacks on driveways and gardens in a West Midlands town, say police.

Insp Darren Wilson said trees, mostly conifers, had been set alight and a car and car port had been damaged in the attacks in Solihull.

He said "thankfully no one has been injured" in the early-hour attacks in the Elmdon and Lyndon areas over the past three months.

Police want to hear with anyone with information about the incidents.

Insp Wilson said although no one had been hurt and the damage had been "minimal", officers wanted to ensure this remained the case.

"Sometimes in similar cases across the force this kind of arson has been linked to young people engaging in anti-social behaviour," he said.

"We are therefore asking parents to speak to their children about the dangers that can be linked to similar arson."

Officers are working with the fire service through the joint partnership, the West Midlands Arson Task Force.

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