That is the surprising second a suspected arsonist torches a automobile on a road in Oldham. An individual was caught on CCTV pouring liquid onto the car moments earlier than it burst into flames. Firefighters and police have been scrambled to Raleigh Shut within the Coldhurst space of the city at about 5am on Monday (Could 9). Footage shared on the Noticed: Oldham Fb web page seems to indicate an individual strolling in direction of a row of parked automobiles whereas holding a container. They’ll then be seen pouring liquid over the automobile’s roof earlier than reaching inside their pocket. The car then dramatically bursts into flames. READ MORE: ‘I am going to go down for homicide for her’: Lady brutally attacked pal with meat cleaver – over £20 An enormous cloud of smoke may be seen billowing from the burning automobile because the particular person seems to flee the scene. A complete of 4 automobiles have been broken within the blaze, which police say they’re treating as arson. One lady, who lives on the road, stated she heard a ‘huge explosion’ and regarded out of her window to find the automobile engulfed in flames. “It was very very loud,” she stated. “We don’t know whose automobile it was. I’ve by no means seen it there earlier than.
The automobile ablaze in Raleigh Shut, Oldham
“The automobile that was parked in entrance of the burned automobile, all of the again is burned. The automobile on the opposite aspect of it was fully destroyed, it was on hearth as nicely. “The one on the opposite aspect of the street had harm to it as nicely. I’ve by no means heard of an arson assault on this space earlier than. “It was horrifying, particularly as a result of the hearth was blowing so near the flats. There are kids residing within the flats, it is harmful.” A spokesman for Larger Manchester Police confirmed that an investigation was underway. They added: “Shortly after 5.35am on Monday 9 Could to a report of a automobile being ignited on Anchor Road, Oldham. A complete of 4 automobiles have been broken by the hearth and enquiries recommend the ignition was deliberate.
Raleigh Shut in Oldham
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“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. Any info ought to be handed to us on-line by way of our LiveChat facility, if ready, or by calling 101 quoting incident 517 of 09/05/2022. Particulars may be handed anonymously to the unbiased charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” A spokesperson for Larger Manchester Hearth and Rescue Service (GMFRS) added: “At round 5am on Monday, 9 Could, we obtained experiences of a fireplace involving three autos on Raleigh Shut, Oldham. “One hearth engine from Oldham hearth station was shortly mobilised to the scene, and firefighters used two hose reels, a respiratory equipment, and different specialist gear to extinguish the flames and make the realm secure. The crew spent an hour and 1 / 4 in attendance.”