Vehicles deliberately set on fire in Colchester’s Adelaide Drive and Sheering Walk

The arson attacks happened in Colchester. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The arson attacks happened in Colchester. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Two balaclava-clad arsonists set fire to two vehicles in Colchester during a late-night attack.

Police are appealing for help tracing the suspects following the incidents that happened between 10.20pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday, February 6.

Two suspects wearing balaclavas got out of a vehicle, being driven by a third person, and set a car alight in Adelaide Drive.

They then set a van on fire in Sheering Walk before driving off in what has been described as a dark Ford Escort.

Essex Police has received a description of one of the suspects, who is believed to have been around 6ft 5ins tall and wore a grey hooded top.


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Anyone with information is asked to contact Colchester Police Station quoting crime reference numbers 42/18061/18 or 42/17991/18.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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