Arson attack in Ripon

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Arsonists have struck on a residential street in Ripon - smashing a car’s windows before throwing petrol into it and setting it alight on its owner’s drive.

Detectives are now investigating and police patrols have been stepped up in an attempt to catch the culprit.

The attack - between 10 and 10.30pm last night - happened in Whitcliffe Grove.

Police say a Kia car suffered “extensive damage” in the attack.

They are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to get in touch. In particular, they would like to speak to the occupants of a large, dark coloured car seen in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, asking for Harrogate CID or emailing quoting reference 12140164685.