Man arrested after three home explosions in Staffordshire
Saturday 04 August 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after explosions at three homes.
Staffordshire Police said officers received reports of blasts at houses in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Moorlands area last night.
A spokesman said: "Shortly before 10pm last night, police were called to a house in Peters Lane, Blythe Bridge.
"A short time later another report was received at a house in Dandelion Avenue in Cheadle and just after 10.15pm a further report was received from a house in Axon Crescent, Weston Coyney.
"Fortunately no one was injured and all three residential properties sustained minimal damage."
A 44-year-old man from Cheadle was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being interviewed by detectives.
Inspector Clare Riley, Local Policing Team Commander for Staffordshire Moorlands, said: "Incidents such as this are very rare. However, when they do happen they can have a big impact on local communities.
"Public safety is of paramount importance. I want to reassure residents in these three areas that these were targeted, malicious acts following a dispute.
"Police officers remain in the areas today to help reassure residents and I would urge residents to speak with them if they have any concerns."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police by ringing 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The City of the Monkey God: Archaeologists claim to have found city lost for 1,000 years in remote Honduran jungle
Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway amid dense fog
Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
Bubonic plague-carrying fleas found on New York City rats
London property boom built on dirty money
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
- 1 Home Office says Nigerian asylum-seeker can’t be a lesbian as she’s got children
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 4 Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway amid dense fog
- 5 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw