Car Set Alight on St Albans Driveway

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.


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

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