Monday, 13 September 2010

Morecambe arson attacks terrify car owners

Police are appealing for information after two cars in Morecambe were targeted in separate arson attacks just two days apart.

A brick was hurled through the window of a couple’s Melling Court home at around 4.15pm on Thursday 9th September. Later that evening, at around 9.25pm, a fire was started underneath the couple’s Citroen car, causing £2,000 worth of damage.

A second car was set alight at around 9.30pm in Aldcliffe Court, causing £500 worth of damage to a Honda Civic.

A tall, thin man, with straggly hair and a beige jacket was seen in the area shortly before the first fire broke out and police would now like to speak to him.

DI Glen Oldham, Lancaster and Morecambe CID, said: “These were both very frightening incidents for the owners of the cars, who were in their homes at the times of the attacks. The two incidents may not be connected, but did take place in close proximity to each other.”

• Anyone with information is asked to contact CID on 01524 63333.

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