Police have issued an appeal after two incidents of arson over two evenings in a North Yorkshire town.  

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and doorbell footage for both incidents across Northallerton.

The first one took place at 1.18am on Linden Road in Northallerton that saw two men and a teenager arrested on suspicion of arson after a vehicle fire in the early hours of Monday (August 21) morning.

A 15-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man have been on suspicion of arson.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson and possession of what is suspected to be a class-b drug.

They currently remain in police custody.

The second incident took place on Tuesday (August 22) just before 2am on Meadow Lane, Northallerton.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say a fire crew from Northallerton responded to the report at 1.46am.

North Yorkshire Police say officers are now conducting "extensive enquiries" in the area.

The force urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or who may have doorbell footage to come forward.

Detective Inspector Jill Cowling from Northallerton CID said: “If you were in the area and saw something, no matter how insignificant you think it is, we would like you to get in touch, especially if you saw anything suspicious or have doorbell footage.

“We want to reassure you that if you have any information that could help our investigation, that you can come forward in complete confidence.

“Luckily, no one was harmed or injured in this incident. Fires can easily get out of control and can easily reach trees, houses and mains supply pipes, all of which could have potentially catastrophic consequences.

“We are increasing patrols in the local area tonight and over the next few days as we want to reassure residents that we will not tolerate this very serious crime.

“We’re also working with the Fire Service who are doing patrols in the area, fitting smoke alarms and engaging with the community.

“We would also urge that anyone with any footage does not share it on social media as it could adversely affect any criminal proceedings.”

Anyone with any information who has not already come forward to the police is asked to call officers on 101, select option two and ask for Martin Willoughby.

Quote incident number 12230157906 when passing on information for the Meadow Lane incident and 12230157168 for the Linden Road incident.