Newthorpe man shocked to see his car being torched in driveway attack

A shocked Newthorpe man man saw the windows of his BMW car being smashed on his drive before two men poured accelerant inside and set it alight.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 12:12 pm
The interior of the car was destroyed in the blaze

The victim of the arson attack received a notification on his phone after the CCTV system at his property was activated by movement.

The man and saw two men in dark clothing allegedly throwing a box of matches inside the vehicle to start the fire.

Officers from the local fire brigade were alerted and were quickly on the scene where they were able to put out the flames.

But the car suffered extensive damage to the interior as shown by the photo above that has been released by the police.

Investigating officers searched the area in the aftermath of the evening attack, which happened at 9.30 pm on North Street on Thursday May 20.

But no-one could be traced in connection with the incident.

Detective Sergeant Dave Nicks of Nottinghamshire Police is leading the investigation.

He said: "The victim is clearly frightened and we are doing everything we can to establish why this happened.

"Thankfully no-one suffered any injuries as this could have been a lot worse.

"Emergency services were called to North Street in Newthorpe at around 9.30pm on Thursday 20 May.

"The two men have been described as wearing dark hooded tops and face masks, before they left the scene.

"The incident must have been hugely upsetting for local residents who witnessed it.

"Officers continue with their CCTV and house-to-house enquiries and have increased patrols in the area following the incident to reassure the local community.

"Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service were able to extinguish the flames quickly.

"This crime does cause concern, although it does not appear to be linked to any other incidents in the area.

"If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any information which can help with our enquiries then please call 101, quoting incident number 815 of 20 May 2021."