Stolen car found ablaze after ‘deliberate ignition’ near Pulborough

Damage done by the blaze to the stolen car found near Pulborough.Photo contributed by Sussex West Road Policing Unit SUS-150331-170313001
Damage done by the blaze to the stolen car found near Pulborough.Photo contributed by Sussex West Road Policing Unit SUS-150331-170313001

A stolen vehicle which was deliberately set on fire was found near Pulborough this morning (Tuesday March 31).

Emergency services were called to the junction between Nutbourne Road and West Chiltington Road at around 1.25am where they found a 4x4 ablaze.

Police said the car had been stolen from the forecourt of car dealers Arun Limited in Pulborough and a spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) added the blaze had been lit deliberately.

The spokesperson for WSFRS said: “It was a deliberate ignition. One hose reel and two breathing apparatus were used.

“A crew from Storrington attended the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 05 of 31/3 (river) or 74 of 31/3 (fire).

Alternatively, information can be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave a name on 0800 555 111.