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Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

AN ar­son­ist who torched a van in a ru­ral vil­lage is be­lieved to have ac­ci­den­tally set them­selves on fire.

North Wales Po­lice are at­tempt­ing to trace the per­son who torched a van in the vil­lage of Cwm-y-Glo, near Caernar­fon, at around 7.10pm on Sun­day.

Of­fi­cers be­lieve the per­son re­spon­si­ble for the at­tack ac­ci­den­tally set their own clothes alight and might be in­jured.

PC Jamie Atkin­son said: “A per­son was seen set­ting fire to the ve­hi­cle and leav­ing the area on foot.

“This per­son has po­ten­tially in­jured them­selves dur­ing the in­ci­dent as it is be­lieved their cloth­ing caught fire.

“We are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses; es­pe­cially a cou­ple who were walk­ing their dog at the time who ap­par­ently saw the in­ci­dent un­fold.”

A Ford Tran­sit van was dam­aged in the in­ci­dent.

A spokesman for the fire ser­vice said one crew from Caernar­fon at­tended the in­ci­dent, and used a hose reel and breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus to deal with the fire.

It caused “50% dam­age to the ve­hi­cle”, the fire ser­vice said.

The in­ci­dent was brought un­der con­trol by 8.17pm.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence 18400053608.

In­for­ma­tion can also be pro­vided via the live chat here.

Al­ter­na­tively, in­for­ma­tion can be pro­vided anony­mously via Crimes­top­pers on 0800 555 111.

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