Car targeted in early morning arson attack in Northampton street

The blazing car rolled down a slope into another vehicle.
The blazing car rolled down a slope into another vehicle.

A car was set alight in an arson attack early this morning in Northampton.

The targeted car was parked on a slope. After it was set alight, it rolled backwards down the bank into another car.

The car was set alight around 3:40am today (March 23).

The car was set alight around 3:40am today (March 23).

The other car’s bumper was partically melted by the heat from the burning car.

Firefighters used a water hose to extinguish the blaze.

A spokeswoman from Northamptonshire Police said: “We received a 999 call reporting a burning vehicle in William Street at 3:40am.

“We are treating this as an arson attack.

“Northamptonshire Police would like to speak to any witnesses to this attack.”

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.