Arsonists set fire to car in field on B1165 Newton

PUBLISHED: 11:20 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:20 14 June 2017

Arsonists set fire to a car in a field on the B1165 Newton last night.

Arsonists set fire to a car in a field on the B1165 Newton last night.

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Arsonists set fire to a car in a field on the B1165 Newton last night.

One Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue crew from Wisbech was called to the blaze at 10.54pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and returned to their station by 00.20am.

“The cause of the fire was deliberate,” said a Cambs Fire spokesman.”

Fenland Police wrote on Twitter: “Officers along with @BCHPoliceDogs attended car fire last night in #newton @cambsfrs @cfrs_wisbech attended scene, enquiries ongoing.”

The incident comes three days after arsonists set fire to a tyre in a garden in Tavistock Road, Wisbech which led to a man being taken to hospital.

Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire at 4.25am on Sunday June 11. The crew returned to their station by 4.42am.

Anyone with information about either incident should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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