Appeal Over Car Arsons, Pentland Road, Savile Town, Dewsbury.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Police are appealing for witnesses as their investigation into two cars fires in Dewsbury continues.
The incident happened in the early hours on Wednesday morning (23 October) on Pentland Road, Savile Town, where emergency services were called to reports of two cars on fire.
The fires were extinguished quickly by the fire service and no one was injured in the incident.
Through examination of CCTV footage in and around the area, a dark-coloured Peugeot 207 car, thought to be from the local area, was believed to have been used by the suspects on the evening.
Detectives are appealing to members of the public for any further information on the suspects, who were seen running from the scene, or around the car it is believed they used.
Detective Superintendent Jim Griffiths, of Kirklees District Police, said: “This incident has caused understandable concern and distress, not only to the victim and his family, but the wider community.
“We believe this was an isolated incident and we have been conducting an extensive investigation to establish the full circumstances.
“Additional high visibility patrols from the local neighbourhood policing teams have been conducted in the area to reassure the residents since the incident happened and we are supporting the victim and his family throughout.
“We have identified a number of suspect descriptions from CCTV enquiries and are urging people to come forward with any information which will assist us with our ongoing enquiry.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone in the area behaving suspiciously is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13190544179.
Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.