Wreckage of Audi A3 left behind in Northampton neighbourhood after suspected arson attack
A car was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in a Northampton neighbourhood last night.
Residents in Hawksmoor Way, Rye Hill, awoke last night (March 31) to find an abandoned Audi A3 in blazes on a nearby roundabout.
A fire crew arrived at 12:15am to battle the flames, which had engulfed the car and damaged a nearby lamp post.
Residents told the Chronicle and Echo: "I looked out the window when I heard the tires popping.
"The flames were so high they reached the lamp post.
"I could hear someone shouting nearby, who I guess was whoever started the fire.
"I was just concerned there was someone still inside."
The wreckage of the burnt-out Audi A3 is still sat on the small roundabout this morning (April 1).
Northamptonshire Police now believe the car was set on fire in a deliberate arson attack and was ignited using an accelerant such as aerosol or lighter fluid.
Video courtesy of Scott Chegg of Montague Crescent.