Fire that destroyed car in south Shropshire was arson, fire service confirms

A car fire that took place in the early hours of the morning was started deliberately, fire investigators have found.

The car was found in the early hours of Monday. Photo: Church Stretton Fire Station
The car was found in the early hours of Monday. Photo: Church Stretton Fire Station

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire, at Forton Hurst, Leebotwood, was arson.

One fire crew from Church Stretton had attended the incident, and said that the vehicle had been completely destroyed in the blaze.

They had used a main jet in an attempt to bring it under control.

Now, following investigation the fire service has confirmed the damage was deliberate.

The blaze destroyed the car. Photo: Church Stretton Fire Station

A spokesman said: "Following the car fire reported at Forton Hurst Leebotwood. It has been confirmed that this fire was deliberate.

"If you have any information contact West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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