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Deliberate fires in Bangor



North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are investigating two gorse fires, which were deliberately started on Bangor Mountain.


The fires were reported to have happened between 6.30pm and 9.20pm on Tuesday 22nd March.


Insp Andy McGregor said: “A joint investigation has been launched into the cause of the fires and we are appealing to members of the public who may have information as to how the fires started or who might have witnessed any suspicious activity relating to the incidents.”


“We will not tolerate deliberate grass and mountain fires that not only lead to the destruction of the mountainside and wildlife, but which can also put lives at risk whilst fire crews are dealing with needlessly set fires.”


Kevin Jones, Arson Reduction Manager, added: “Deliberate fires place tremendous pressure on resources, with our crews being committed for a considerable length of time trying to bring them under control, which in turn delays firefighters from attending life threatening incidents.


Anyone with information relating to these fires is urged to contact Bangor Police Station on 101, quoting reference RC16041246. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or contact the control room direct via the new web live chat facility.

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