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Four cars set on fire in Telford

Police are appealing for information after a spate of car fires in Telford.

The first incident happened at 10.40pm on Friday 30 March when the front passenger seat of a car in Turreff Avenue in Donnington was set on fire. The fire caused minor damage to the vehicle.

At 3.30am on Saturday 31 March extensive damage was caused to a car in Keepers Crescent in St Georges after it was engulfed in flames.

In the early hours of Sunday 1 April at 3.20am the front of a car was set on fire in Hurleybrook Way in Leegomery. Considerable damage was caused to the vehicle.

On Wednesday 4 April the inside of a car was burnt out in Corfield Crescent in Oakengates.

It's believed all of the fires were started deliberately and police are treating them as arson. No-one was injured in any of the incidents,

Detective Sergeant Danielle Logan, from Telford CID, said: "We're carrying out enquiries into all of these incidents and looking at whether or not they are linked. We're asking anyone who may have witnessed any of the fires, or have information about who may be responsible, to get in contact with us.

"We're working with our local safer neighbourhood teams to offer reassurance to local residents in the areas that have been affected and cannot stress enough the dangers of setting fires and the potential serious consequences it could have."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference OIC P1264. Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued: 4.30pm Wednesday 4 April EH

Published 04/04/18