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Car arson attempt failed

Car arson attempt failed

Friday 05 April 2019

Car arson attempt failed

Guernsey Police are trying to track down two people seen inside a stolen car which was later, unsuccessfully set on fire.

The silver Dihatsu Copen convertible was stolen on Tuesday from a private driveway.

It was later found abandoned at the old Guernsey Bowl site at the end of Victoria Avenue.

The car had 'a distinctive three digit number plate' so the investigating officers are hoping someone may have seen it being driven around the island early in the evening on Tuesday 2 April, first in the area of Les Bas Courtils Road, St. Sampsons. It was then seen with two people inside, parked at the Co op on Nocq Road, St Sampson, before being seen driven 'erratically' near Sausmarez Park at around 18:00.

It is thought the car was then driven throughout the evening before being abandoned near the old Island Bowl site. Guernsey Police said; "unsuccessful attempts were made to dispose of the vehicle by placing a burning rag in the fuel tank."

Any witnesses should call PC 97 Du Port on 725111 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Pictured top: File image of a Dihatsu Copen and the Guernsey Bowl car park. 

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