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Police probe Penrith car fire

The damaged car

Police are investigating a crime of suspected arson whereby a car was burnt out, potentially by a firework on Castle Drive, Penrith near to Queen Elizabeth Grammer School at approximately 19:00 hours on Sunday the 4th November 2018.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The vehicle, a silver Ford Focus Estate, had been left within a residential garden for some time.”

Police are appealing for witnesses and for anyone with any information to come forward.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 18:40 on the 4th November one fire engine from Penrith attended a vehicle fire on Castle Drive, Penrith.

“The crew used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC 2218 SCOFFHAM, on 101, extension 42218 quoting log number CP-20181104-0190.

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