POLICE have appealed for help identifying “four suspicious youths” in their investigation into a suspected arson incident at a Gwynedd property.

On Tuesday (March 15) at approximately 6.30pm, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to a suspicious fire at Tryfan Hall, Rhostryfan, Gwynedd.

A pair of fire engines attended at the property and eventually extinguished the blaze.

Significant fire damage was caused to the property, and smoke damage affected the entire building.

The service confirmed that four separate fires appeared to have been lit inside the property.

Arson is suspected, as there was no other reason for the property to be on fire.


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NWP Gwynedd North added: “Residents saw four suspicious youths in the immediate area of Tryfan Hall at approximately 5.20pm the same evening, all of them reportedly wearing black or dark sportswear clothing and dark jackets and tops.

“Police are eager to identify the youths – thought to be local to the area - in order to establish if they have any further information that will assist the ongoing police investigation into the arson.

“Do you know of someone who returned home last night with the strong smell of smoke lingering on their clothing?

“If you have any information as to the identity of the youths confirmed to be in the area prior to the arson, or have CCTV footage or dashcam video footage that might assist the police investigation, please contact NWP via LiveChat or 101, quoting the reference number: B036129.”