Police hunting masked man after petrol bomb is thrown at van in Leeds

A van went up in flames after a masked man threw a petrol bomb at it on Sunday night.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 2:02 pm

West Yorkshire Police were called to Silver Royd Hill in Wortley at 10.30pm.

A man with his face covered was seen throwing a "petrol bomb-type item" to start the fire, a police spokesman said.

The man had arrived at the scene in a red car, police said.

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Silver Royd Hill, Wortley (Photo: Google).

The incident has been recorded as criminal damage by officers.

The fire was put out by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service shortly after 11pm.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference 13200007569 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.