Seven cars destroyed in Hove fire

Burnt-out cars in Connaught Road, Hove Police believe fuel found leaking from one burning car may have ignited the others

Police and fire investigators are trying to establish the cause of "a chain of events" that left seven cars and a wheelie bin burnt out in Hove.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service believes the blaze, in Connaught Road, was started deliberately.

Police and fire services were called to a burning bin, but also found a line of cars on fire.

Sussex Police believes fuel leaking from a burning Mercedes ignited and may have created a burning domino effect.

They said no-one was hurt, but seven cars - including two Mercedes, an Audi and a BMW - were badly damaged.

One firefighter described the fires as "a whole chain of events".

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