Warning following spate of suspected arson attacks on cars in Bodmin

Suspected arson attack in Bodmin
The vehicles were left severely damaged following the suspected arson attack. Credit: Bodmin Community Fire Station

Firefighters are urging people to be vigilant following a spate of suspected arson attacks on cars in a Cornish town.

In the latest incident three vehicles were left badly damaged in Bodmin.

Firefighters were called during the early hours of Tuesday 7 September after reports of a blaze.

In a Tweet, Bodmin Community Fire Station warned of a substantial rise in vehicle fires in the town, and urged the public to report any suspicious activity.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they are investigating the incident as an "act of arson".

They said it happened between 3am and 3.20am, adding: "A vehicle parked in an area next to Beacon Primary School was set alight and the fire spread to a van and car, causing extensive damage."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/077566/21.