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Luton attempted arson appeal

20 Aug 2021

We are appealing for witnesses following an attempted arson and criminal damage in Luton on Saturday (14 August)

At approximately 10.30pm, three men were seen throwing a bottle filled with petrol at a car parked in Eynsford Road, before making off in an unknown direction.

This created a small fire outside of a property, which was put out by the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. A nearby vehicle sustained damage to the windscreen, but the attempt of setting it alight was unsuccessful.

The first offender is described as wearing a black hooded jacket, light coloured trousers and a facemask. The second offender is described as wearing a bomber jacket, which is lighter on the hood and shoulders. The third offender was wearing a light hooded top, a black hat and a black face mask.

PC Jas Chaggar, who is investigating, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnessed this incident or anything suspicious around that time.

“We would particularly want to ask local residents and motorists who were traveling in the Eynsford Road, Addington Way and Oakley Road at the time to check their CCTV and dashcam footage. Any information, no matter how small can help us build a better picture of the circumstances surrounding this attempted arson."

Anyone with information is asked to come forward by contacting us online or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 40/42776/21.

You can also contact an independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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