Two cars completely destroyed by fire in Haverhill in suspected arson attack

Fire crews were called. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fire crews were called. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

Suffolk police said it received a call at 7.24pm regarding a suspicious male in dark clothing reportedly setting light to a car in Gloucester Road in the town.

A house near the vehicles was also evacuated as a precaution, according to a spokeswoman for Suffolk police.

Firefighters extinguished the cars in around 30 minutes but both cars were completely destroyed.

Investigations into the blaze are taking place.

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Police are appealing to witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward. Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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