Search

Arsonist torches car on residential street

PUBLISHED: 14:14 11 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:33 11 March 2020

A car was destroyed after erupting into flames during an intentional arson attack on Edgerton Road. Photo: Google Maps

A car was destroyed after erupting into flames during an intentional arson attack on Edgerton Road. Photo: Google Maps

Archant

A car was destroyed after erupting into flames during an arson attack.

Police officers say a 'small container of accelerant', or a substance used to aid the spread of fire, was thrown into the back of a parked car on Edgerton Road in Lowestoft, smashing the window and causing 'significant fire damage to the vehicle'.

The Volkswagen Golf was parked on the town road, with nobody inside, when it was damaged at some time between Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9.

You may also want to watch:

A spokesperson for Suffolk Constabulary said: 'Officers are appealing for witnesses after an arson in Lowestoft.

'Offender/s threw a small container of accelerant into the back of a parked Volkswagen Golf car, smashing the window and causing significant fire damage to the vehicle. Nobody was in the vehicle and nobody was injured.'

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious or who has any information are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting reference 37/15119/20.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal