Two vehicles hit by blaze in suspected arson attack in Hinckley this morning

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 10 January 2022

A SUSPECTED arson attack took place in Hinckley early this morning, as two vehicles were hit by flames – and officers believe it could have been ‘started deliberately’.

Photos from the scene of the incident (Images: Hinckley Free Press)

Shortly before 5am this morning (Monday, 10 January), Leicestershire Police officers were called down to The Narrows, in Hinckley, following the report of a car on fire.

But, it wasn’t just the black Audi A3 that was hit in the arson attack – another vehicle was engulfed in flames – a black Nissan – and now only its ‘shell’ remains.

Residents of the nearby property were temporarily evacuated as a safety precaution – but the side of the property has been hit with visible heat and smoke damage.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson told the Hinckley Free Press: “It is believed the fire may have been started deliberately and an investigation into the incident is continuing.”

Anybody with information is being urged to report details by calling the non-emergency police number of 101, or through their website, quoting reference, 22*016256.

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