Police probe after four vehicles damaged in arson attacks across Bristol

Police say they were targeted ‘randomly’ overnight

Police are investigating after a number of vehicles were targeted by arsonists in Bristol.

The vehicles were set alight on residential streets in the Redcliffe and Bedminster areas during the early hours of Monday, June 13.

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Three vehicles parked in Somerset Street, Philip Street and Prewett Street were found to have been set alight between midnight and 5am, with a fourth vehicle damaged due to its proximity to the one of the fires.

House-to-house and CCTV enquiries are being carried out by officers, who have also ramped up patrols.

Investigating officer PC Sophia Moore said that the vehicles seem to have been targeted on ‘a random basis’.

“The impact of the damage is significant to these victims, both financially and also in terms of their day-to-day lives, whether it be getting to work or due to mobility issues,” added PC Moore.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who saw a person or people acting suspiciously in the Redcliffe and Bedminster areas during the early hours of the 13 June.”

If you have any information that can help, call 101 and give the call-handler reference number 5222139467.

You can also call Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.