Coventry & Warwickshire

Cars 'deliberately' set on fire in Keresley End, Warwickshire

A number of cars in a village near Coventry have been set alight causing "extensive damage".

Police were alerted to the first car being on fire in Exhall Road, Keresley End, just after 03:15 BST.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said it dealt with five incidents until just after 06:00 BST.

Police said vehicles were also set alight in The Crescent, Hill Road, Woods Piece and Howat Road, and believe the fires were started deliberately.

Some residents were advised to leave their homes while the flames were extinguished.

The vehicles include a Volvo C30, a blue Peugeot Boxer van, a white Volkswagen panel van and a blue Skoda Fabia.

Warwickshire Police said no-one was injured and are appealing for information from anyone in the area who may have seen anything suspicious.

They are also advising car owners in the area to check round and under their vehicles before driving off in case inflammable materials have been placed but have not ignited.

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