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Monday, 21 June 2021

Arrest after man threatened and car set on fire in Nottingham

At around 11pm the same evening a man arrived on the victim’s driveway and threw a flammable item towards his car, causing it to set light.

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A man was allegedly threatened and had his car set on fire outside his home – two days after he was involved in a minor road traffic collision.

The 51-year-old man was involved in a collision in Radford Road, Nottingham, on Tuesday.

After exchanging details he agreed to meet with the driver two days later to resolve the damage.

However, after arriving at the Forest Recreation Ground at around 5pm on Thursday (3 September) the man was reportedly met by a group of other men and threatened.

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After fleeing the scene the man returned home and informed the police.

At around 11pm the same evening a man arrived on the victim’s driveway and threw a flammable item towards his car, causing it to set light.

Thankfully members of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service arrived on the scene quickly and were able to prevent extensive damage to either the car or the house.

Officers arrested a 37-year-old man this morning (Saturday) on suspicion of threats to commit arson and arson. He remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Chris Berryman said: “This was a shocking incident that could easily have been a lot worse. The victim was lucky that the fire didn’t spread to his home and thankfully no one was injured.

“I would like to thank officers who helped us to make this arrest, and also to our colleagues at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service who responded so quickly to extinguish the flames before they could spread.

“I’d also like to praise the victim who has worked closely with officers this week and remained calm – despite experiencing a very traumatic few days.”