Car set on fire after vandal douses it in liquid

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Shocking CCTV footage has been released showing a person setting light to a car on a residential street in Hardwick, Stockton.

In the video you see the offender walk up to the vehicle and pour a liquid onto it before running away as the car lights up in flames.

Only 20 minutes before the incident a taxi was seen pulling up on the same road, possibly the way the suspect got to the car, according to the Gazette Live.

Police have confirmed that it took place 24 January at 3.30 am.

Two people have been arrested; a 43-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson, and have been released on bail awaiting further inquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information on the incident to contact DC Kat Mansell from Cleveland police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



Author: Olivia Meades