Car set alight in Daventry

The car alight in the street
The car alight in the street

A family car was set alight while parked on a Daventry estate road last night.

Tracy Turner had just gone to bed at her home in Tennyson Road on the Headlands, when she heard a noise outside.

The damage to the vehicle

The damage to the vehicle

She said: “It was just after midnight. You heard noises all the time like that so I didn’t pay it much attention.

“Then I heard a popping noise, so I went to look out the window and I could see flames in my car.

“I tried to put some decent clothes on, ran down stairs and grabbed the phone.

“By the time I was outside I realised the car was on fire and I called 999.

“My husband’s work van was parked next to my car so I was shouting at him to move that, and my children were up wondering what was going on as well.”

Tracy’s car, a grey Golf, was destroyed by the fire.

She said: “Daventry fire service were quick to turn up and put out the fire.

“They said one window had been broken inwards, and the others had popped out later due to the fire so they said it looks deliberate.

“I work at Daventry Time Bank as a volunteer. Without my car I can’t go to meetings or visits.

“I thought Hallowe’en was supposed to be about being scary and spooky, not setting fire to people’s cars.

At around 2.50am a second car was set alight on the A361 between Daventry and Badby.