Cars parked in Rolls Royce ‘deliberately’ set alight in mass blaze

Around 20 vehicles were deliberately set alight across South Gloucestershire in the early hours of this morning.

Police and fire crews are investigating after a number of vehicles were deliberately set on fire in South Gloucestershire.

Police were first made aware of the incidents after receiving a call at around 1.30am on Sunday, April 3, reporting a vehicle fire in New Road, Stoke Gifford.

By 5.30am there were further reports, with up to 20 vehicles set alight in locations across Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Gifford.

At about 3.45am more vehicles were on fire in a car park at Rolls Royce, Filton. Around 20 vehicles there were damaged as the fire spread. 

Residents may have heard some of the vehicles’ fuel tanks exploding. Thankfully there have been no reports of injuries or damage to buildings.

Officers are working closely with the fire and rescue service to respond to these incidents. Officers will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries and making a thorough investigation alongside Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

At this early stage the damage is making it difficult to identify vehicles in order to notify the owners.

Police would like to hear from anyone who finds their own vehicle has been damaged, as well as anyone with information or dashcam, CCTV or other footage which could help their enquiries.

Please call 101 and give the log number 124 of Sunday 3 April. Alternatively give information 100 per cent anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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