Destruction shown after by mass deliberate vehicle fires

Pictures show the the scale of destruction after a series of deliberate car fires were started in South Gloucestershire at the weekend. Police have confirmed that up to 20 vehicles were set alight across the region in the early hours of Sunday morning (April 3). Vehicles were destroyed in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Gifford – including at the Rolls Royce site.

According to Avon and Somerset Police, the first blaze was reported at around 1.30 am on New Road, Stoke Gifford. As reported by Bristol Live, by 5.30am there had been up to 20 vehicles set alight across the area. At 3.45am, vehicles in a car park at Rolls Royce Filton were set on fire.

: Weston-super-Mare man dealt class A drugs in town park One witness describes being awoken by loud bangs as some of the vehicle’s fuel tanks exploded. The blaze was controlled at around 5am on Sunday morning.

Police have since confirmed that no one was injured and no buildings were damaged. Bristol Live have approached Rolls Royce to see if the site is safe for workers today (April 4). One of the vehicles targeted by the sequence of deliberate fires was a Stoke Gifford Parish Council truck in Little Stoke Park.

A Bradley Stoke Town Council vehicle was also set alight in the Jubilee Centre. The force added the extent of the damage is making it difficult to identify vehicles in order to notify the owners. Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone who finds their own vehicle has been damaged, as well as anyone with information or dashcam, CCTV or other footage which could assist their enquiries.

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