Suspected arsonist found after appeal in The Citizen
A SUSPECTED arsonist has been tracked down by police thanks to an appeal in The Citizen.
Aaron David Huntley has been found sleeping rough in Weston-Super-Mare and is now being questioned by Gloucester police.
He was arrested earlier this month in connection with a fire at Geoff Cook Picture Framing in Kimbrose Way and a burglary at the Language Immersion Centre across the road.
Both happened some time between late on Friday July 12 and the early hours of Saturday July 13.
The 30-year-old of Winsley Road in Gloucester was released on bail while officers continued investigations and was due at Gloucester police station on July 17.
But he failed to appear and police launched an appeal for information from the public to help trace him.
Following a call from a member of the public, who had read the appeal in The Citizen, Huntley was traced sleeping rough in the Somerset town.
He is being questioned at Gloucester police station.