Car ‘ex­ploded’ af­ter be­ing set on fire

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Message Board -

PO­LICE are hunt­ing an ar­son­ist who set fire to a car only min­utes af­ter it had been parked.

An orange Ford Fi­esta had been parked at the rear of Welling­ton Ter­race, Wis­bech, just 20 min­utes be­fore it was set on fire.

Po­lice say the at­tack hap­pened at about 1.30am on Sun­day, June 6.

It is be­lieved that the at­tacker broke the driver’s side win­dow to set light to the ve­hi­cle from the in­side.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Mark Yend­ley, from Wis­bech Po­lice Sta­tion, said: “As the fire caught hold of the car there were a num­ber of small ex­plo­sions.

He added: “I hope some­one may have seen who com­mit­ted this ar­son at­tack, maybe run­ning from the scene.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact DC Yend­ley on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555111.

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