Suspected car arson attacks in Hucknall
EMERGENCY crews were called out to nine cars and a van which were allegedly set on fire in Hucknall.
All of the fires happened in roads around Polperro Way in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The fire service received three calls – to Common Lane at 1am, Tennyson Court at 1.30am and Bolingey Way at 1.40am – and the other six incidents were dealt with while emergency services were at the scene.
One victim in Common Lane, who asked not to be named, said his car had been set alight near the rear number plate.
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He said: "The first I knew of it was the policeman outside putting the fire out with a fire extinguisher.
"I reckon it's caused about £500 to £600 of damage. Until the car is fixed, it will have to be off the road. I'm shocked."
Another resident of Common Lane said yesterday: "There's still a smell of burning plastic lingering in the air. It's not very pleasant."
Benjamin Brooks, 19, of Tudor Court, Hucknall, has been charged with ten counts of arson in connection with the incidents. He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.