Watch as flames engulf cars in suspected arson incident in Newmarket


Cars were seen ablaze on Sunday (June 30) evening in an incident of suspected arson. Video footage taken by people at the scene shows smoke billowing from the vehicles on Icewell Hill, Newmarket, as emergency services attended the scene.

Two fire crews from Newmarket attended the scene. They were called at 9.10pm and left the scene by 9.47pm.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended an incident on Icewell Hill, Newmarket involving three vehicles on fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fires."

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Car fire in Newmarket
Car fire in Newmarket -Credit:Emma Malmenlid

A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said: "Officers were made aware of a vehicle fire in Icewell Hill, Newmarket, by a member of the public shortly after 9.10pm on Sunday 30 June.

"Four vehicles were damaged. An investigation into the suspected arson is currently underway with colleagues from the fire service."

Suffolk Police is asking with any information is asked to contact them, quoting crime reference 37/36662/24.

Aftermath of the fire
Aftermath of the fire -Credit:Emma Malmenlid

Anna Malmenlid, who owns one of the cars involved, said: "The whole situation makes me so angry. The people who did this had no regard to anyone else when they what they did.

"I've worked hard to have a nice car and to see it go up in flames was heartbreaking. Today's economy is hard enough as it is, and I'm struggling like everyone else."

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