CARAVAN and camper van owners are calling for action after a suspected arson attack at an airport's storage facility.

Several vehicles were damaged at Durham Tees Valley airport as a result of the incident on Sunday, December 3.

One caravan owner, who asked not to be named, said he had now removed his vehicle as he no longer had faith in the security of the site.

“I just want people to know what has happened at the caravan storage site,” he said.

“This was a very serious incident and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to people’s property.

“I have already removed my caravan and I know several other people have because we are concerned about security at the site.

"Some people have camper vans worth up to £75,000 and they can’t risk them being set alight.

“I don’t believe that the security cameras were working at the time of the incident and I don’t believe there are security staff on the site itself – the airport really has to take responsibility for this.”

A DTV airport spokesman said: “We are working closely with the police in their investigations into this incident.

"We take all aspects of security seriously and keep matters under constant review.

“We deeply sympathise with those caravan owners whose vehicles were damaged in this distressing event.

"They will be naturally working with their own insurers, but as a gesture of goodwill and support, we have got in touch to refund storage fees borne by them.”

A Durham Police spokeswoman confirmed that an arrest had been made in connection with alleged incident.

She said: “A 40-year-old man was arrested on December 6 on suspicion of arson.

"He has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.”