Car set on fire on Christmas Eve – York police hunt arsonists

6 Jan 2015 @ 10.34 am
| Crime
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Chaloners Road, York. Photograph: Google Street View

A car was set on fire on Christmas Eve in York.

At around 10.35pm on December 24, the offender placed a green petrol container underneath a car parked on a drive in Chaloners Road, Dringhouses, and set it alight.

The fire service were called and extinguished the blaze quickly before it caused major damage. But police say the consequences could have been far more serious.

Detectives have carried out extensive inquiries in the area to locate the suspects are now appealing for the public’s help.

How to help

They want to hear from anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously, in particular anyone with a green container in the area of Chaloners Road on Christmas Eve.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID. Or email [email protected].

You can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140222374 when passing information.