Coventry & Warwickshire

Keresley End arson attacks prompt plea over street lights

Calls have been made for street lighting to be permanently switched back on at night in Warwickshire.

The county council currently turns the lights off in the early hours of the morning in Keresley End, in order to save money.

But, bosses decided to leave them on for 30 days after seven cars in the village were set on fire.

Now villagers want the move made permanent, according to Nuneaton and Bedworth councillor Sara Doughty.

She said: "Residents are fearful. When the lights were on they could look out their window if they heard a noise and see if it's just kids messing around... now if they look out the window they can't make that judgement call."

Six cars were set alight in Keresley End on 31 August while a seventh was set on fire last month.

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