TWO men, aged 18 and 20, have been arrested by police investigating a spate of tyre slashing in the Newport area of Barnstaple. So far, 52 offences have been reported in an area including Coppice Gate, Fairacre Avenue, Hillcrest Road, Rumsam Road and Rum

TWO men, aged 18 and 20, have been arrested by police investigating a spate of tyre slashing in the Newport area of Barnstaple.So far, 52 offences have been reported in an area including Coppice Gate, Fairacre Avenue, Hillcrest Road, Rumsam Road and Rumsam Gardens. It is believed the offences occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am on Sunday.The two local men arrested are still in custody.Police are appealing for information. Anyone who can help should call 08452 777 444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting police reference CB/08/5060.