Police have issued an update on a spate of arsons that included a family losing two of their cars and their autistic son's specialist buggy. 

The incident, which happened on Monday, August 21 at around 1.17am on Sydney Avenue East, near Linden Road, in Northallerton, saw the family's two cars set alight outside their home that spread to part of their home.

Both vehicles, a Citroen van and a Peugeot 508, were completely destroyed in the fire, but something of greater importance to the family was in one of the cars. 

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A specialist buggy belonging to their four-year-old son, who has autism, also went up in flames. 

The family, who only want to be identified through their surname of Thompson, say they were awoken in the early hours of last Monday to find smoke and flames coming from towards the front of their property. 

Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene, with a police cordon remaining in place for the remainder of the day.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed at the time that three people were arrested in connection with the incident; a 15-year-old boy, a 29-year-old man, and a 20-year-old man.

The Northern Echo: The remains of the two charred vehicles The remains of the two charred vehicles (Image: CONTRIBUTOR)

A fundraiser was set up on behalf of the family to help them get back on their feet after the incident. 

After a Just Giving page was set up hours after the fire, it has raised over £1100; surpassing the target of £500 it set out to achieve. 

On Tuesday (September 5), North Yorkshire Police issued an update on the incident on Sydney Avenue East, along with two other arson-related incidents. 

In total, six people have been arrested for the spate of arsons, which saw vehicles being burned, property being damaged and windows being smashed.

The Northern Echo: A police cordon in place in Northallerton A police cordon in place in Northallerton (Image: CONTRIBUTOR)

In their update, North Yorkshire Police have reassured residents that the offences are believed to be self-contained, meaning there is little risk of the wider public being targeted, and suspects have been arrested.

Northallerton Neighbourhood Policing team has been working closely with the community.

Sergeant Chris Hughes, of the Northallerton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It’s understandable if residents have concerns about what’s been happening in and around Meadow Lane.

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“I’d like to reassure people that we’ve been carrying out thorough investigations, making arrests and taking action to ensure people feel safe in their community.

“While some of these incidents are serious, they are isolated and self-contained. That means there is very little risk to the wider public.”

Six people, aged between their teens and late 30s, have been arrested over the past three weeks.

They were taken into police custody and bailed pending further investigations.