Anger and shock as arsonists damage five vehicles

Braintree and Witham Times: Matthew Campbell's Vauxhall Astra was destroyed. Matthew Campbell's Vauxhall Astra was destroyed.

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.”

 

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5:43pm Thu 10 Apr 14

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Wanton vandalism like this is another reason I left. It occurs so often and in so many forms yet never seems to abate. Why? Why in the world would you do something like this or set fire to an old thatched bandstand? Jackasses.
Wanton vandalism like this is another reason I left. It occurs so often and in so many forms yet never seems to abate. Why? Why in the world would you do something like this or set fire to an old thatched bandstand? Jackasses. /@|_|@\
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