Wind carries flames to five parked cars

A FIREBOMB attack on cars belonging to disabled pensioners has left a South Yorkshire community stunned.

The mystery attack has left the owners stranded as they count the cost of up to £100,000 worth of damage to their cars.

Police are probing the arson at a sheltered housing complex in Wheatley Hills, Doncaster.

A total of five cars parked next to each other caught fire and three are so badly damaged they will be written-off.

The fire started when the rear windscreen of a Vauxhall Cavalier parked on Fernhurst Road was smashed, and lighted fuel or accelerant was thrown in. The wind then blew the flames along the whole row of parked cars.

Police spent several hours on Fernhurst Road taking statements from the victims.

A spokesman said: “Police were notified at 1.15am on Wednesday. A blue Vauxhall Cavalier appears to have been set alight, which has then ignited four further cars. No arrests have been made and police are investigating.”