Appeal for information after Wellington car fire

Police officers are investigating a car fire which took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  

The incident occurred at Urban Gardens in Wellington at 01.45am on Wednesday, 12 February.

One vehicle was invovled and received 50% damage from the fire.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue investigation officers have confirmed the car was set alight deliberately.

Wellington Fire Station's crew attended with one appliance. They utilised breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may know anything about this fire, or who was responsible for starting it.

Anyone with information about this incident, or believes they may know who's responsible, is asked to quote reference number ‘26-s-120220’ and call 101, or visit 

Please also remember that Crimestoppers can be called anonymously 0800 555 111.

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12th February, 2020