Two men have spoken of their horror after they were woken in the middle of the night to be told their vehicles had been set alight.

Three vehicles in Honeysuckle Way, Witham, were torched in the early hours of Saturday. Two others were also damaged, due to the heat coming from those vehicles.

Two fire crews from Witham and one from Chelmsford tackled the blaze just after 2.30am and had dealt with it within 15 minutes.

Matthew Walsh’s three-day-old company van was torched.

The maintenance and construction worker, 40, of Honeysuckle Way, said: “I had only picked the van up last Tuesday.
"It was such a shock.”