Arson probe into car fires

POLICE have issued warnings over a string of early hours car fires.Three blazes are being treated as suspicious after stolen cars went up in flames on the morning of Friday 31st January.

POLICE have issued warnings over a string of early hours car fires.

Three blazes are being treated as suspicious after stolen cars went up in flames on the morning of Friday 31st January.

Shortly after 2am a stolen Ford Orion was found on fire in Recreation Way. At 3.45am another stolen Ford Orion was found on fire close to the first and 45 minutes later a stolen Ford Escort was found on fire at the entrance to Orwell Country Park.

Inspector Andy Solomon said: "We are treating these fires as suspicious, these are serious offences and any help we can get to catch those responsible will be welcome.


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"Not only are these matters criminal offences there is also a danger that someone could get seriously hurt when these vehicles are ignited."

He added that these thefts and fires are suspected to be linked.

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Residents living in the area have complained of vandalism and particularly car fires.

One, who declined to be named, said that as many as one or two cars a week are torched.

"We're sick of it," he said.

Anyone with any information should contact Ipswich Police on 01473 613500 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

* Do you suffer from problem vandalism? Call the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324790 or write to Star Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or email starletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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