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Caravan set alight and anti-social behaviour in Epsom last weekend – help us find those responsible

01 Feb, 2017 13:34 News Witness Appeals

Someone set fire to a caravan in Epsom over the weekend. Luckily the woman who slept there wasn’t around at the time but the caravan has been totally destroyed and the consequences could have been far worse.

The incident took place on Sunday 29 January between 8.45pm and 9.07pm and the caravan was parked on the corner of the residential car park on Gainsborough Road.

We need to find whoever was responsible for this arson attack which is why we are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch
If you don’t want to speak to police directly there are other ways of providing information. You can use the online reporting form found at and enter the reference number 45170009881 in the ‘Additional information’ section. Alternatively if you don’t want to leave your name the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

Temporary Sergeant Lisa Betchley said: “Last weekend we had a spate of anti-social behaviour in Epsom particularly in the area of the Longmead Estate. Not only did we have the arson, but a group of white youths aged around 15-18 years pushed over a brick wall in Gainsborough Road and then started throwing bricks at a number of properties. The same group then assaulted members of the public in the street and slapped one resident in their own home.

“This sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we won’t tolerate it in the borough. We have stepped up patrols in the area as a result and I’d like to reassure residents that we are doing everything possible to find those responsible for these appalling offences.

“I would urge anyone with information to think about how the victim of the caravan must be feeling right now as well as those people who have had bricks thrown through their windows or been assaulted by these teenagers. Please do the right thing and contact us so we can progress our investigation and put them before the court.”



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