CCTV shows arsonists burning Mercedes on owners' drive

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Shocking CCTV footage has captured the horrendous moment a gang of thugs set fire to a Mercedes on a driveway as the owners slept.

The group of three masked men approached the vehicle on Selly Wick Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, before smashing the window and throwing in an incendiary device believed to be a Molotov cocktail.

The Mercedes A-Class quickly caught fire, and burned brightly on the driveway. As flames engulfed the rear half of the car and the alarm was set off, the three ran away down the road.

According to West Midlands Police, the sound of breaking glass alerted the residents, and they raised the alarm, so the fire could be extinguished before it spread.

The police force has released the footage in a bid to catch those responsible.