Arson attack leaves devastation

FIREWORKS could have been the cause of this devastation to a young Suffolk man's pride and joy.The blast from the attack was enough to send bits of the car and its windscreen shooting into neighbours' gardens in the Warren Heath area of Ipswich.

FIREWORKS could have been the cause of this devastation to a young Suffolk man's pride and joy.

The blast from the attack was enough to send bits of the car and its windscreen shooting into neighbours' gardens in the Warren Heath area of Ipswich.

Now the 21-year-old car owner and his heavily pregnant partner might have to invest in a new car as theirs was declared a write-off following the attack.

They do not want to be named for fear of reprisals.

His shaken partner who is eight months pregnant said the pair heard a huge bang at around 1am on Wednesday that was enough to shake their Essex Way home.

Thinking it was just a firework being let off nearby the couple did not think to investigate.

Most Read

But it was not until her partner went to work the following morning that he found the whole windscreen and dashboard had been blown out and the surrounds had been melted by the force of the blast.

However despite loose change and CD's being on show and within easy reach, nothing had been taken.

The red E-Reg Honda Civic CRX was parked in the road outside their house when the attack happened.

Her partner and his father had spent a lot of their spare time doing the car up.

She said: "It was really on its last legs when he bought it.

"But he has done bits and pieces to it. Him and his dad do it up together.

"Aside from me and the baby it is his pride and joy."

Suffolk police are now appealing for anyone who has any information or was in the area at the time to come forward.

Anyone with information should call Pc Peter Stewart on 01473 613500.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter