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Three arrested after reports of disorder and vehicles being set on fire at gathering in Seaham

Three people have been arrested after vehicles were allegedly set on fire in Seaham on Saturday night. Police were called to a gathering of around 50 people on Malvern Fields after receiving reports of people driving their own vehicles around the area before setting fire to them.

Officers rushed to the scene to prevent further disorder from unfolding, arresting two men and a woman on suspicion of criminal damage and public order offences. They remain in police custody at this time.

Durham Constabulary have now launched an investigation into the incident, and are urging people with information to come forward and assist them in their enquiries.

A force spokesperson said: “The incident resulted in a large police presence within the area around Malvern Crescent for much of yesterday evening and night, we would like to encourage those who have any information which would support the investigation to contact police.

“There will be an ongoing police presence in the area as we work with local residents to investigate the incident and prevent any further disorder.”

Anyone with information or footage of the incident is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 346 of April 27.

View news Source: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/three-arrested-after-reports-disorder-29076264

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