Watch horrifying moment group of teens set fire to car in Leeds arson attack

A Leeds mum has been left devastated - after her car was set on fire by a group of youths in a shocking arson attack.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 3:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 4:08 pm

Shocking CCTV footage provided to the Yorkshire Evening Post shows the moment the group appear to throw lighter fluid across the windscreen and then light the vehicle with a match.

The incident, which took place on Sutton Approach in Killingbeck last night (Tuesday Oct 27), was witnessed by Donna Barrow, 47, and her 15-year-old son.

-> LiveLeeds news LIVE: More Covid patients in city's hospitals than at pandemic peak | Tier 3 crunch talks continueThe group can be seen fleeing the scene and away from the car which was engulfed by flames.

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CCTV of the incident

Donna's neighbour captured footage of the horrific arson attack on her CCTV system.

The fire brigade are believed to have been on the scene within minutes.

-> Tributes paid to 'exceptional' Leeds dancer Dave TooleDonna's daughter Olivia Ainsley told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "My mum was in the house with her 15 year old son and saw the car alight.

"She has been shaken by the event and it looks like the car could be a write off which she is devastated about."

West Yorkshire Police are now investigating the incident.

The force said they have taken a report of criminal damage.

CCTV enquiries and house to house enquiries are currently ongoing, police confirmed.

Anyone with any information should contact 101 or www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus with crime reference number 13200539132.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service said they were called shortly after 9pm to the incident.

One fire engine from Killingbeck Fire Station attended.

Crews put out the fire and left at 9.40pm, the fire service said.

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