Man questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a petrol bomb was apparently thrown in Desborough

Armed police and the police helicopter were called to the scene

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 4:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 4:54 pm

A man is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a petrol bomb was apparently hurled at a caravan on a Desborough travellers’ site.

Armed police were called out and the police helicopter scrambled after trouble erupted at the site off Braybrooke Road at about 12.45am.

Specialist firearms officers responded after police were alerted that a caravan had been torched in the violent disturbance in pitch-black darkness.

A man is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a petrol bomb was apparently hurled at a caravan on a Desborough travellers site.

Firefighters raced to the scene to tackle the blazing caravan as the regional police helicopter helped to direct operations from up in the air.

A man of 44 from Desborough has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A man aged 22 from the Wellingborough area was also detained by police on suspicion of arson.

The two suspects were still being questioned by officers on Wednesday afternoon about the violent incident.

Any eye-witnesses or anyone with any information should contact Northamptonshire Police urgently on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.