UPDATE: Three men seen running away from ‘fireball’ after suspected arson attack on vintage cars in Gants Hill

Three men were seen running away from the scene of a suspected arson in Gants Hill last night.

Police are analysing CCTV of the incident in Headley Drive around 1am this morning.

A witness, who did not want to be named, said three men approached the house before running away when “a fireball exploded”.

Firefighters were called to put out the blaze that damaged a vintage Austin A40 and Mercedes people carrier.

Crew manager Jim Jobson said evidence of accelerants, which are used to start fires or cause explosions, was found at the scene.


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Two windows at the front of the house the cars were parked outside were smashed.

No one was injured.

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If you have any information about the incident, call Redbridge Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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