Ar­son­ists set 2 cars in Skem alight in less than 2 days

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AR­SON­ISTS have at­tacked cars twice in Skelmers­dale in the space of less than 36 hours.

The first ve­hi­cle was set on fire at the side of the road in Birch Green at around 11.30pm on Sun­day, while the sec­ond was found on fire in Carfield in the early hours of Tues­day morn­ing.

The at­tacks come three weeks af­ter a lorry was set on fire in Pot­ter Place and an­other sus­pected ar­son at­tack on a car in Pit Hey Place eight days ear­lier.

No-one was in­jured in any of the fires and it is not yet known if the in­ci­dents are linked.

A spokesman for Lan­cashire Fire & Res­cue ser­vice said: “Cars had been de­lib­er­ately set alight at the road­side. Fire­fight­ers from Skelmers­dale used a hose reel jet to ex­tin­guish the fires and there were no ca­su­al­ties. Po­lice were no­ti­fied of sus­pected ar­son.”

A spokesman for Lan­cashire po­lice said that in­quiries were on­go­ing fol­low­ing the in­ci­dents.

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