Police investigate suspected arson after top deck of bus destroyed by fire in Kings Norton


West Midlands Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a bus in Kings Norton last night (Thursday 23rd May).

The National Express West Midlands number 49 bus suffered severe damage to the top deck after seats were seemingly set alight at around 10.30pm.

Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service attended the incident at the Nortune Close stop in Wychall Lane.

Thankfully, no-one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org Please quote crime reference number 20BW/122471E/19.

Images: M Barraclough & J S Cunningham


  1. quote “Thankfully, no-one was injured in the incident” – if it was arson, I would have loved it if the arsonists suffered burns and smoke insulation during their mindless act of vandalism!

    So that’s another bus written off that will have to be replaced at great cost – no wonder fares keep going up in part to pay for this kind of recklessness


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