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Arsonists caught on CCTV camera firebombing Chelsea mansion

Arsonists have been caught on CCTV camera firebombing a Chelsea mansion.

Detectives from Kensington and Chelsea are appealing for help to identify two men wanted in connection with an arson outside a residential address.

Officers were called to reports of fire on a driveway on Old Church Street, Chelsea.

The London Fire Brigade attended and extinguished the fire. Officers attended and found a smashed bottle on the driveway.

Police want to speak to these two men. Credit: Met Police

We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise those shown in the images released, or anyone who witnessed the incident.

These men showed a complete disregard for anyone's safety by blindly throwing flammable liquid over a gate - if anyone had been on the other side they could have been seriously injured.

– Detective Constable Clare Reynolds, of Kensington and Chelsea CID

CCTV caught the moment a bottle of flammable liquid was thrown over the gate of the property and smashed on the floor next to the owner's Range Rover.

The owners were not at the property at the time.

CCTV identified two black men wearing dark clothing run past the address at the time of the incident. One of the men then threw the bottle over the gate.

There have been no arrests at this time and enquiries continue.

On April 24, police were called at approximately 5.25pm to reports of fire on a driveway.

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