Arson crackdown on estate

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Arson crackdown on estate

A large-scale operation to bring down levels of arson in the Corby area has been launched.

Operation Revive is being led by the Arson Task Force (a joint team run by Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service) and the Corby Community Safety Partnership.

The scheme coincides with the Corby Community Safety Partnership s Take Action week in Corby’s Kingswood ward this week (Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30).

Throughout Northamptonshire, incidents of arson have increased by 25 per cent in the year 2014-2015, compared to the previous year.

There have been 74 arsons in Corby within the last year (2014-2015), an increase of 32% on the previous year.

Currently 40% of arsons in Corby happen in the Kingswood ward where, in the last 18 months, there have been 39 arsons; the highest level in any area within Northamptonshire.

More members of the public are being urged to come forward with any information they have with regard to the arsons that have taken place in Corby or any other area within Northamptonshire. Anyone who would like to give information anonymously can do this by ringing the Crimestoppers number.

Anyone who has witnessed an incident of arson in Northamptonshire can contact the Police on 101 or give information anonymously via Crimestoppers, by ringing 0800 555111.

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