Vehicle 'dumped and set alight' near Chichester

Sussex Police is investigating after vehicle was found on fire in some bushes near Chichester last night (Wednesday).

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 2:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 2:11 pm
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East Wittering Fire and Rescue Service said the vehicle had been 'dumped and set alight' in Ham Road, Sedlesham at around 9.20pm

Its post on social media read: "The crew just returned from attending a vehicle fire in a field near Ham.

"Vehicle had been dumped in bushes and set alight. The crew was supported [by] a Chichester Fire Land Rover for better access."

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the vehicle was '100 per cent destroyed' by the fire.

A spokesman added: "One engine was sent to the scene along with a 4x4 vehicle. On arrival, a private vehicle in a field was well alight.

"Crews used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire, and spent time damping down the area. We left at 10.13pm."

Sussex Police said the incident is being 'treated as a deliberate ignition' and enquiries are 'ongoing'.

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