Police Appeal After Car Set Alight

Vehicle fire could have had serious consequences

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a Saab car was set alight in a car park in Lacock Close, South Wimbledon.

The fire brigade and police were called to the blaze at 8.50pm on Monday (November 14).

The fire was extinguished, but the car was extensively damaged and the blaze could have had a more serious outcome.

Police are investigating reports of people seen near the vehicle just before the blaze was reported.

Sergeant Stuart Wiltshire, of Trinity Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: "This was a dangerous incident which could have had far more serious consequences. In a small area like this, we are really keen to address any problems and support our residents." He said the Trinity team can be contacted at any time on 0208-721-2453 or email via www.met.police.uk.

  • If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in Lacock Close at about this time on Monday night, please contact the Crime Management Unit at Wimbledon Police Station on 0208 649 3191, quoting reference 1415618/11.

November 15, 2011