[VIDEO] Police treating Rubery car fire as suspected arson

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New Road - Rubery - 19/08/18

Car Fire - (outside Balti Hut) • New Road - #Rubery • Well done to the awesome Firefighters for dealing with it promptly and keeping our community safe!

Posted by B31 Voices on Sunday, 19 August 2018

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after a car fire outside a takeaway in Rubery last Sunday (19th August). 

The vehicle was well alight outside Balti Hut in New Road when emergency services arrived at around 8pm.

New Road was closed off while firefighters from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze.

No-one was injured but the vehicle was destroyed and two shop front suffered heat damage.

Officers investigating the fire believe that two males were nearby at the time of the incident and they may nee able to help with enquiries.

PC Pete Lowe said: “We are conducting enquiries in order to establish the full circumstances, and I would urge anyone who was in the New Road area of Rubery or surrounding areas at that time and may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

“Residents live above the premises and this could have posed a real threat to their safety, luckily no-one was hurt in this incident.

PC Lowe said that there would be an increased police presence in the area to reassure the local community.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 721s of Sunday 19 August. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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