Police hunt man who set himself on fire during arson attack on car in Shildon (From The Advertiser Series)
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Police hunt man who set himself on fire during arson attack on car in Shildon
POLICE are hunting an arsonist who set his arm alight after torching a car in Shildon.
He threw flammable liquid over the car in Wesley Crescent at around 11pm on Monday, September 2.
The flames then spread to one of his arms, which he hastily beat out.
He then threw the container containing the fluid into a garden a few doors away before heading towards John Street.
Police have today released CCTV images of three men in the area at the time who may have vital information.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who knows of someone with a burn injury on their arm which could have been caused by the fire.
Anyone who can help the police should contact PC Andy Turner, at Newton Aycliffe Police Office, on 101 ext 6732672.
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