Car Set Alight on St Albans Driveway

PUBLISHED: 17:03 17 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 06 May 2010

A MINI was set alight as it was parked on a St Albans driveway in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). The blaze inside the red car, which broke out at about 5am along Thirlmere Drive, was put out by a quick-thinking passer-by with a fire extinguis

A MINI was set alight as it was parked on a St Albans driveway in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

The blaze inside the red car, which broke out at about 5am along Thirlmere Drive, was put out by a quick-thinking passer-by with a fire extinguisher.

Firefighters said that his actions meant that only the interior of the car was badly damaged.

A police spokesperson said the culprits smashed the driver's side window and set fire to the upholstery by unknown means.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 0845 3300 222 and quote crime reference number F1/09/5040.

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